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.

Sunday, March 11, 2007

Janitorial staff join CUPE 3338 at Simon Fraser University

Oct 24, 2007 06:44 PM

BURNABY-CUPE Local 3338 is proud to welcome a new group of workers who provide janitorial services at SFU. The 139 new members work at SFU’s Burnaby and Surrey campuses, providing services for Best Facilities Services.

Joann Field, vice-president of CUPE 3338, says that her local is committed to working with the new members to address outstanding issues and to ensure that they are treated with fairness and respect. “We have the ability and resources within our local and within CUPE to finally offer these women and men a truly unionized workplace where working conditions, wages and benefits are protected by a collective agreement that is freely and fairly negotiated.”

CUPE’s organizing drive began this fall, when Best employees, who were represented by the Service Workers’ Union (a union that is not affiliated to the BC Federation of Labour or the Canadian Labour Congress), asked for assistance.

John Bannister, CUPE 3338 business agent, says that the local worked hard with members and CUPE staff to ensure that the organizing drive would be successful. CUPE 3338 represents clerical, support, technical and other workers at all of the Simon Fraser University sites.

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