CUPE Local 1356 Blog

Canadian Union of Public Employees Local 1356. We have three Collective Agreements as Local 1356, 1356-01, and 1356-02. The membership is comprised of the full-time and part-time workers of York University the Local website is at 1356.cupe.ca This Blog will include Local information and information garnered from sources other Universities, Colleges, Post Secondary/Tertiary Education and news sources supplying information.

Tuesday, April 12, 2005

Lakehead University Heading for Strike

CAW 229 at Lakehead University
as reported in the Thunder Bay Chronicle-Journal
The union representing 60 custodians, groundskeepers and other workers at Lakehead University will attempt to “close down” the campus if administrators don’t address their concerns.

Andy Savela, president of Canadian Auto Workers Local 229, said Wednesday that management has been given 72 hours notice that the union is prepared to strike.


Lakehead University
The highlighted issue that is of grave concern is the university desire to replace retiring and leaving employees with contractor workers.

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