Town Hall – January 16, 2017


Are you curious about what’s going on with negotiations? Do you have questions for the Negotiations Committee? Do you want to know more about the Negotiations process?

Here’s your chance! 

The Mobilization Committee along with the Executive are holding a second Town Hall on Facebook Live to address all of your concerns, answer questions, and provide an update on how things are going. The first Town Hall in November was overwhelmingly successful, we decided to do it again!

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 16th at 7pm!



Thank you!

Thank you to all members whom participated in the #CUPE1883CARES Food Drive for Food 4 Kids Waterloo Wellington in December.

With your help, we:

  • Collected the equivalent of 212 individual packages of goldfishes
  • Collected the equivalent of 94 individual packages of chicken soups
  • Overall equals to 94 meals for kids + 118 snacks for kids

Great job – and thank you again for participating!


CUPE Spring School

The CUPE Spring School 2017 is happening from February 28 to March 5 in Toronto at the Toronto Sheraton Centre. There are a variety of courses available.

According to CUPE 1883 Bylaws Section 12 d), for members to be considered for a weeklong school, they must have attended at least 50% of membership meetings in the previous 12 months or hold an active position on a committee for at least 12 months.

If you are interested in attending, please forward your request including the course you are interested in attending to the Education Committee via email by 4:30 pm on January 27, 2017.

Upcoming Conferences

If you are interested in attending any of the conferences below, and meet the criteria as set out in the CUPE 1883 Bylaws Section 12 a), please submit your request in writing to the Recording Secretary by 4:30 p.m. on January 27, 2017. Requests that come in after the established deadline will not be considered.

Section 12 a) of the CUPE 1883 Bylaws states:
(a) Except for the President’s option (Section 8a), all delegates to conferences and conventions must have attended at least 50% of membership meetings in the past twelve months and be an active* member on a committee in good standing. Delegates are required to submit a written and/or verbal report to the membership, either separately or collectively. Where possible, the members shall cover all workshops being presented. Members interested in attending a conference or convention must make a written request to the Executive by a deadline determined by the Executive.




Social Service Workers Conference March 23 – 26, 2017 Niagara Falls
OMECC March 29 to April 1, 2017 Windsor
Building Stronger Unions

National Sector Conference

April 3 – 6, 2017 Halifax, NS


Basic Income Pilot Consultation

The Province is launching a pilot project to study different ways of delivering income support and reducing poverty in Ontario, and there are opportunities coming up for us to get involved. These changes could affect many of our members! The province wants to measure how giving people a basic income might impact individuals and families across the province.

Your input will be used by the government to design and implement this pilot project. They will share a final report on what they hear and introduce a plan for the pilot by April 2017.

There will be discussions around how the Province designs, tests and delivers the pilot. They’re particularly interested in your thoughts about:

  • who should be eligible
  • which communities to include in the study
  • how the benefit is designed
  • how we deliver the pilot
  • how to evaluate the pilot

There is a local consultation happening on January 13, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. at Kitchener City Hall (200 King St. W., Kitchener). Please click here to register and confirm your attendance.  Please note that the date/location has changed from the originally scheduled consultation!

If you’re interested in reading what’s happened at the consultations held thus far, summaries from each session are available online.


Important Update

The CUPE Executive has been made aware of an email circulating to members suggesting that a strike vote may be held tonight at the December General Membership Meeting without notice given to all members.

We would like to reassure all members that there is NO strike vote happening tonight.

Should there be a need for a strike vote, appropriate notice will be given.

Please remember that the Employer’s e-mail server CANNOT be used to communicate any information about Union business.

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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