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 This Blog will include Local information and information garnered from sources other Universities, Colleges, Post Secondary/Tertiary Education and news sources supplying information.

Wednesday, October 19, 2005

Support Your Union Representative

Over a thousand union reps responded to the TUC online survey earlier this year, and the results are due to be discussed at a Congress House seminar held later today to launch the TUC's new bargaining to organise campaign.

Reps spoke of being picked on and bullied, set impossible deadlines, with life generally made difficult, simply because they had decided to volunteer as the workplace rep.

Some described how the attitude towards the union varied enormously depending upon which level of management in the company they were dealing with. Often local managers who were keen to work closely with the union found themselves over-ruled by bosses higher up the chain. And there were instances where senior managers' good relationship with the union was constantly undermined by supervisors at a local level.

TUC is the 'Trades Union Congress' in the UK

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