Message to all Local 3338 Members regarding the extreme weather notice

Written by Communications chair. Posted in Uncategorized

Please see SFU’s notice that all in-person and remote classes have been cancelled for Monday, June 28. The notice lists which buildings on Burnaby campus are closed and those with cooling systems and spaces that are open for students.

Specific to workers on Burnaby campus (from the above linked notice):

“All other buildings on Burnaby campus do not have cooling systems. If you are able to work from home, you are encouraged to do so. Those who work outdoors have been provided detailed guidance from WorkSafe BC. If you are scheduled to be in a building on Burnaby campus that does not have a cooling system, please contact your professor/supervisor about available options to study/work from home or from another location.

Please note that with this heat wave, cooling systems will be challenged and buildings with air conditioning may be warmer than usual, so please dress accordingly. If you must be on Burnaby campus, ensure your supervisor knows and knows where you are working and that you check in regularly to ensure your personal safety. Staff trained in first aid will be available on all campuses through Campus Security at 778-782-4500.”

We encourage you to review the suggested tips for dealing with extreme heat on campus: SFU’s Safety & Risk Services General Safety: Extreme Heat.

Worksafe BC also has resources that cover:

heat stress prevention (also available in: Tiếng Việt, ਪੰਜਾਬੀ, 한국어, 中文(繁體), 中文(简体), Español)

sun safety at work (also available in:  العربية, Tiếng Việt, ਪੰਜਾਬੀ, 한국어, 中文(繁體), 中文(简体), Español, Français)

Stay cool and safe during this period of extreme weather. Check your local city website for information on cooling centres, open spray parks, and other resources.

UPDATE on recent Union By-elections

Written by Communications chair. Posted in Uncategorized

The Special General Meeting that was held on Wednesday, August 14, 2019 was not quorate.  As a result the following members have now been appointed to the CUPE Local 3338 Executive Committee until Dec 31, 2019:

1. Ricky Che, Unit 5 – Sergeant-at-Arms

2. Cheryl Ritchie, Unit 4 – Sergeant-at-Arms

3. Mia Nissen, Unit 1 (Burnaby) – Recording Secretary

4. Jamie Mendoza, Unit 1 (Vancouver) – Member-at-Large

Many thanks to these members for coming forward to volunteer for our Union!


Nominations for each of these positions will open once again in the fall for the following term: January 1, 2020 through to December 31, 2021. 

We are still needing volunteers for 2 Trustee positions  and for 1 Secretary-Treasurer position
The local needs your help to manage the work of the union. Please contact me in the Union Office if you are interested in running for one of these positions.