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Local 3338 of the Canadian Union of Public Employees represents over 1200 workers, mainly at SFU campuses. Our diverse membership is spread among 7 Bargaining Units, with 7 different employers.

Job Action Alert: All Campuses Wednesday, Nov 7

Written by jan. Posted in News

MEDIA ADVISORY

All-out walkout set at SFU

BURNABY – Striking CUPE Local 3338 support workers have scheduled an all-out, all-campus withdrawal of services for Wednesday, Nov. 7.  The union says picket lines will go up at the Burnaby Mtn, Surrey and downtown Vancouver campuses.

The 1,000-member union has been escalating job action in an effort to get the university administration back to the bargaining table. The workers have been without a contract for more than two years. Their counterparts at other BC universities have been getting new collective agreements, including CUPE locals at UBC, UNBC, Thompson Rivers, Royal Roads and UVic.

The Burnaby campus was shut down yesterday and will remain behind picket lines today. Pickets will also be going up at the SFU Surrey campus today and at SFU Harbour Centre and SFU Woodward’s on Saturday and Sunday.

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Contact:
Lynne Fowler, CUPE 3338 President:  604.319.5821
Fiona Brady Lenfesty, CUPE 3338 Vice-president:  604.763.6701

Murray Bush, CUPE National Communications Representative:  778.554.2234

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URGENT re: Job Action at Harbour Centre this weekend

Written by jan. Posted in News

Dear Unit 1 Members:

A huge thank you to everyone for your participation in the job action taken by Local 3338 at Burnaby yesterday, and at Surrey and Burnaby again today.

It is essential at this time that the excellent pressure we have been putting on the employer continues.

Attendance at the picket lines at Harbour Centre this weekend at any time during the hours set out below would be greatly appreciated. Critical times to have the most people congregated are 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Saturday, and 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Sunday.
Please come and join us on the picket lines at Harbour Centre.

Saturday, November 4, 2012, and Sunday November 5, 2012:

SFU Harbour Centre:

Picketing will take place at the SFU entrance on Hasting Street, and the internal entrance to SFU (near SFU Bookstore) within the Harbour Centre complex, from 8:30 am – 8:30 pm.

SFU Woodwards:

Picketing will take place at the Cordova Street entrance, and the Hasting Street entrance, from 8:30 am to 8:30 pm. The most critical hours on Sunday are between 11:00 am and 2:00 pm.

Your participation would be greatly appreciated.

Sincerely,
Lynne Fowler,
CUPE 3338 President.