December General Membership Meeting

Agenda for
General Membership Meeting
Wednesday, December 7, 2016 at 5:30 pm

CUPE Local 1883 Hall
451 Ottawa St. S., Kitchener

Snacks and Drinks provided at 5:00 PM.

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Come out for your chance to win Kitchener Rangers tickets!

Roll Call of Officers

Minutes of Previous Meeting
Business Arising from Minutes

Financial Appeals
Treasurer’s Report

      – November
Committee Update
– Mobilization Committee
Unfinished Business
New Business 
Notice of Motion 
Please do not wear fragrances to the meeting: we have members with severe fragrance sensitivities.

Reasonable child care expenses will be reimbursed upon submission of a receipt and expense sheet.

November 28 Town Hall


Are you curious about what’s going on with negotiations?

Do you have questions for the Negotiations Committee, Executive, or Mobilization Committee?

Here’s your chance! 

The Mobilization Committee along with the Executive are holding a Town Hall on Facebook Live to address all of your concerns, answer questions, and provide an update on how things are going. Details are below on how to join us! You will be able to comment your questions on Facebook or e-mail them in to have answered in ‘real time’.

We recognize that not all members have access to Facebook to join us; stay tuned, there will be more opportunities and events coming up!

If you haven’t already, please check out the Mobilization Committees website –

This is where you will find updates on the negotiation process, frequently asked questions, and much more!

‘See’ you on the 28th at 7pm!

Town Hall

Seniority List

The newly updated (as of September 6, 2016) CUPE 1883 Seniority List has been posted on the Portal. Please review it to ensure your seniority is captured correctly.

As per Article 8.02, employees will have until November 22, 2016 to notify the Commissioner, Human Resources and Citizen Services or designate, in writing of any errors, changes or additions, noted since the previously posted list.

CUPE 4914 Picket Line

CUPE Local 1883 stands behind our Brothers and Sisters of CUPE 4914.
Below are some photos from their picket line. As events come up to support them, we will post and distribute on our website, Facebook and Twitter pages.

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1883 Members Show Solidarity!

To commemorate the last day of our current collective agreement, in solidarity

To commemorate the last day of our current collective agreement, in solidarity

Please remember to wear black every Friday during negotiations to show solidarity with your bargaining committee

Strike Committee Members and Picket Captains Needed

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Although the last thing any of us wants is a strike, we must be prepared for one.

That means we need a Strike Committee and Picket Captains to take the lead in the preparations.

The Strike Committee is an ad hoc committee that is responsible for all strike logistics, from maintaining a strike headquarters to organizing daily pickets, coordinating with the bargaining committee and communications committee, and much more.

Picket Captains are in charge of designated picket lines, signing in picketers, reporting on attendance to the Strike Committee and facilitating and in some cases initiating morale-maintaining activities on the line.

If you are interested in becoming a Picket Captain or serving on the Strike Committee, please email: for further details.

– CUPE 1883 Negotiating Committee