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.

Friday, March 28, 2008

Possible TTC Strike

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The following message was received by CUPE Local 1356.

*** The following message is being sent on behalf of Norman Ahmet, Assistant Vice President, Human Resources and Employee Relations ***

TTC employees will be in a legal strike position on Tuesday April 1, 2008 and accordingly there could be service disruptions and possibly a complete shut down of service on or after that date. Whether or not there are any service disruptions, employees are expected to attend work as scheduled.

Managers should inform their employees of this expectation and suggest that they make alternative transportation arrangements, in advance of Tuesday.

We can anticipate that TTC service disruptions may result in lengthier travel times. Employees should be aware that it may take them longer to get to work on time and should adjust their travel time accordingly. Managers should be mindful that despite their best efforts, employees may be late in arriving for work and they should respond to lateness, as appropriate, in the circumstances.

Employees who do not attend work as expected will be required to use vacation time, or banked lieu time to cover the days(s) missed.


Sunday, March 09, 2008

CUPE Local 1334 Tentative Agreement

The University of Guelph CUPE Local 1334 has arrived at a Tentative Agreement in last minute negotiations with a Strike pending which has now been placed on hold.


Local Elections

This afternoon the local conducted its Annual General Meeting. The only substantial change was the change in the Chief Steward 1356.