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.

Tuesday, September 26, 2006

National Women’s Task Force Survey

Women in CUPE: Strengthening our Union

The National Women's Task Force, established by delegates to the 2005 CUPE National Convention, is consulting with CUPE members across the country about the status of women in CUPE. We are examining barriers to women's participation and leadership in the union, and how our union can address women's equality in the workplace.

We are distributing this survey to CUPE members across the country to get a better understanding of the issues and barriers women in our union face. The results of the survey will be reported to CUPE members.

Monday, September 04, 2006

York University Retirement Planner

The York University Retirement Planner is a feature that is available to all members of the York University Pension Plan. It is an online tool that will enable you to calculate your pension entitlement. The Retirement Planner is intended to be a complement to your annual personalized Pension Statement by allowing you to estimate your pension at any given age at any time during the year.

The Retirement Planner web site can be reached via a link from the Human Resources and Employee Relations homepage at under Quick links then click on YURP, or directly at