Upcoming Educational Opportunities

Calling all Stewards, committee members, and members looking to get more involved and educated!

There are some local upcoming educational opportunities in Kitchener:

  • Introduction to Stewarding – February 25 (all day)
  • At the Bargaining Table – April 1 (all day)

Should you be interested in attending these courses, please send an e-mail to the Education Committee.

Ratification Vote

The Negotiations Committee and the Employer have reached a tentative agreement.

Please join us for a special meeting where a ratification vote  will be held​ on February 21, 2017 at 6 p.m. at the Holiday Inn (30 Fairway Rd. S., Kitchener).

During this special meeting, the Negotiations Committee and our CUPE National representative will present the tentative agreement. Following the presentation, a vote will be taken.

Please tell your colleagues whom are members of CUPE Local 1883 about the ratification vote details who may not be a part of the mailing list.

Proposed Federal Tax on Employer Health Benefit Contributions

Please click here to read more about the proposed federal tax on employer health benefit contributions.

“…Sun Life Financial and other industry advocacy groups have reason to believe such a measure is a real possibility with grave consequences, and could be announced as early as the Spring 2017 Federal Budget.”

Over 45,000 e-mails have been sent to MPs and the Minister of Finance. Have your say, make sure your voice gets heard by clicking here to join the thousands of Canadians who don’t want to lose their health and dental benefits.

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!


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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