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, February 15, 2006

OUWCC Solidarity with OMERS members


Whereas, at the Emergency CUPE leadership meeting held January 25th, CUPE leadership of locals with OMERS members adopted a Bill 206 Action Plan, and

Whereas, Bill 206 is a deeply flawed piece of legislation that will discriminate against women, favour higher paid workers at the expense of everyone else, eliminates CUPE’s ability to negotiate improvements in accrual formula and denies paramedics a normal retirement age of 60, and

Whereas, OUWCC is committed to the principal that all workers deserve access to a just pension plan that is jointly governed.

Therefore, be it resolved that the OUWCC leadership immediately communicate to all our affiliated locals:
  1. background documents and information on why Bill 206 is a disaster including OMERS Bill 206 Action Bulletin #2.
  2. CUPE Ontario Leadership Bill 206 Action Plan that was adopted on Janaury 25, 2006.
  3. requests and suggestions of how to support locals with OMERS members
    in their area, including solidarity on picket lines and at
    demonstrations if possible and desired.

Be it further resolved, that the OUWCC leadership forward an urgent financial appeal for any university locals who have not contributed to CUPE’s campaign against Bill 206.

Be it finally resolved, that OUWCC continues to support CUPE Ontario and all Ontario Locals with OMERS members in their efforts to fight off this assault on our basic rights on the pensions of 102,000 CUPE members.


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