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, December 19, 2006

resolution passed at NEB meeting

National Executive Board Meeting
December 13-14, 2006
NEB RESOLUTION TO SUPPORT CANADIAN FEDERATION OF STUDENTS CAMPAIGN

CUPE NATIONAL WILL:

  1. Endorse the Canadian Federation of Students campaign for
    affordable post-secondary education;
  2. Encourage all divisions, locals and councils to work with campus and
    city-wide coalitions;
  3. Make a donation of $5,000 to the Canadian Federation of Students to
    assist in this campaign;
  4. Communicate this support to all members of the Canadian Union of
    Public Employees, to the Canadian Federation of Students, and to the
    Canadian Federation Students of Colour listserv.

BECAUSE:

  • affordable post-secondary education benefits all Canadians;
  • tuition fees are an unnecessary financial barrier to post-secondary
    education and student debt has skyrocketed over the last 15 years;
  • the federal government has failed to restore the post-secondary
    education funding cuts of the 1990s;
  • the federal government continues to squander public resources on tax
    cuts rather than investing in public social programs;
  • CUPE delegates attending the CUPE universities meeting in Montreal
    pledged their support for the CFS campaign as a show of solidarity with
    students.

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