ALERT: Job Action Plan

Written by jan. Posted in News

Dear Members,

As stated in yesterday’s bulletin an overtime ban will begin just past noon, at 12.01p.m. Thursday, October 4th.

Concurrent with that CUPE Local 3338 will be removing services from, and picketing, the Maggie Benson Centre and the WAC Bennett Library Building until 3:00 p.m.

All members working in those buildings will be required to leave their work site at one minute past noon and proceed outside their building to Convocation Mall.

Once there we will form a SILENT PROTEST picket line at the edge of the Mall along the two buildings.

Pairs of picketers will be assigned to other entrances in each building.

We will not engage in debate with those attending convocation. The idea is to be respectful of the Students, Guests and Staff, to be silent and let our picket signs speak for us.

This silent picture will be the thousand words we need to send to President Petter and SFU.

This is a legal strike.

No member still working should send any electronic communication (email) or make phone calls to the struck buildings during the hours they are behind picket lines. Noon to 3pm Thursday.

In Solidarity,
Lynne Fowler, President CUPE 3338

72 hour Strike Notice Served

Written by jan. Posted in News

Oct 2, 2012                                                                                                                                                         #5

 72-hour Strike Notice Filed

 Your Bargaining Committee has joined the rest of the university sector in moving to job action. CUPE 3338 along with locals from UBC, UNBC and TRU filed 72-hour strike notice on Monday during the regular BC CUPE University Coordinated Bargaining Committee meeting in Vancouver. That will put us in a legal position to carry out job action by midday on Thursday, Oct. 4.

Your Executive has endorsed the move as the only way forward to pressure SFU to get to the table with a mandate to bargain in good faith for a collective agreement after more than two years of fruitless talks.

The decision comes in the wake of the tentative settlement with 27,000 BCGEU members for a no concessions four-year deal with 1-1-1-1% wage increases in the second two years. With that deal on the table and BC’s volatile political climate, UCBC members are convinced that we must act now to press our demands for a fair and reasonable contract.

SFU’s refusal to negotiate monetary items until their pension table is finished is unacceptable. They are using that choice to avoid bargaining with us in good faith and the time has come to let them know that their choices are either to negotiate with us now or face escalating job action.

At 12:01pm on Thursday Oct. 4, CUPE 3338 will institute an overtime ban. More job action will follow.