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May 21, 2014
Croatian Cultural ctr.  
Room "A" 4:30 pm

 
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Posted April 23, 2014
Our Members Speak : CUPE 4627 responds to VCC's interim Report to AVED on Core Review
CUPE 4627 is committed to the success of VCC as a vital member of the post-secondary system in BC.
We serve key communities and make a difference in peoples' lives and we find meaning and purpose in our work supporting VCC's unique mission and mandate as an urban college.  Our Members Speak

Posted February 25, 2014
CONFLICT
def'n: be incompatible or at variance; clash.

Posted February 4, 2014
Federal changes to funding for English language training - Answers needed

Posted January 28, 2014
A message for the CUPE 4627 Membership
We know you have lots of questions, and we don't have answers but want you to know that we have been asking the questions.

For the first time in decades, no concrete announcements on VCCs budget. Unfortunately the board doesn't seem to be asking the tough questions but how could we know for sure when everything is done at meetings that are not open to the public and are not even on the meeting schedule. We believe the extent of the trouble must be known but is not being disclosed. All previous presidents, even interim ones came to the table to discuss the budget with the unions. NOT THIS TIME. Every question we ask lately is answered with disdain. Short curt answers with no documentation. We have looked through our records and found previous examples of disclosure on budgets to the union and to the college community.

Please know we have requested meetings, but have been ignored. Some of the executive of CUPE 4627 have lived through tough times before at VCC, but it has never been so clandestine as now. There is no open door at the top and it's been like that for months now.

The board has been told the deficit is 2.5 million. Why is that not being made public for the college community?

Please make sure to attend the next special membership meeting that is being held Feb 6, 2014 at the Vancouver Public Library 350 West Georgia in the Alice MacKay Room 4:30 pm. Alice MacKay Room 4:30 pm.

Posted May 3, 2013

WellnessFits Survey
VCC is attempting to foster a healthier campus environment. As part of their efforts to support staff health and wellness, on Monday May 6th a link to a confidential survey will be distributed by email. We encourage you to share your feedback.

VCC's Mental Health Wellness Day May 8th
May 8th is VCC Mental Health Wellness Day. There will be a variety of speakers and presentations. The Wellness Team has organized a Lunch & Learn called "Building Workplace Relationships" (Broadway campus, room 1205, from 12:00 pm to 12:45 pm), facilitated by Ronaye Coulson. This session invites participants to be aware of three key "tools" we can use to build relationships, reflect on how to use these tools effectively, and develop strategies to address relationship challenges or conflict.

March 4, 2013
RATIFICATION Meeting March 12, 2013 3:30 pm
After 100+ days on strike we have a tentative settlement with the College.
There will be a ratification meeting on March 12, 2013 3:30 pm
at the Croatian Cultural Centre. Details of the memorandum of agreement
will be presented at the meeting--highlight being NO FORMULARY!


Posted January 30, 2013
Strike Info >> Monthly Strike Events Calendar - February '13


Please see the attached calendar for upcoming 'Withdrawal of Services' days for the month of February 2013.
Read PDF file >>

Posted January 1, 2013

Strike Info >> Monthly Strike Events Calendar -- January '13


Please see the attached calendar for upcoming 'Withdrawal of Services' days for the month of January 2013.
Read PDF file >>


Posted November 30, 2012
Deputy Minister Cheryl Wenezenki-Yolland on Board of JIBC !


Deputy Minister Cheryl Wenezenki-Yolland in her day job is deciding what raises Colleges are entitled to under the Cooperative Gains Mandate. Justice Institute is in no position to afford any raises for their employees, is that affecting the decision making for other Colleges & Institutes?? Read more at the British Columbia Board Resource Development Office.


Posted November 23, 2012

Wage Increase Calculations 2012 - BC Post Sec. Institutions



See the attached table showing how much it would cost the province to make the 2 + 2 wage increase to all institutions including those that didn't budget for the equivalent increase (shown in yellow).
Read XLSX file >>


Posted November 23, 2012
Status Update: Continuing to keep 4627 Members up to Speed


Your CUPE Local 4627 Executive and the Bargaining Committee are doing their best to keep all support staff members up to date as best and as quickly as possible. At this point a lot is happening very fast.
Read More >>


Posted November 22, 2012

Strike Info >> Monthly Strike Events Calendar -- November



Please see the attached calendar for upcoming 'Withdrawal of Services' days for the month of November. Check back often for further updates and additions.
Read PDF >>


Posted November 14, 2012
Strike Info: Food Services out Nov 15 ; Other Colleges Out Nov 19

Little progress but growing in solidarity Still maintaining our philosophy of as little disruption to students as possible, Food Services will have their services withdrawn on Nov 15. A coordinated strike with other Colleges on Nov 19. 
Read More >>

Posted November 5, 2012
Bargaining Update: Wednesday's Picket Lines are Going Ahead.

Many untruths flying around to and by CUPE 4627 members. Is it appropriate that the same ministry offer us less than UBC? 1% + 1% is what is officially on the table. Presidents are trying to stay firm with an end lift of 2% + 2% but no guarantees.
Read More >>


Posted November 2, 2012
Status Update: Trying to keep CUPE 4627 Members up to Speed


Your CUPE Local 4627 Executive and the Bargaining Committee are doing their best to keep all support staff members up to date as best and as quickly as possible. At this point a lot is happening very fast.
Read More >>


Posted November 1, 2012
Advisor Lee Doney & PSEC Holding up Negotiations Says Hansen


A CUPE National communique shares with the public who at PSEC (the Public Sector Employers' Council) is holding up our bargaining process with VCC in the opinion of our bargaining committee.
Read More >>


Posted October 31, 2012
CUPE Local 4627 on the Picket Lines Again Next Wednesday.


Because of no action taken by PSEA in response to our strike yesterday, CUPE 4627 is planning for another full strike at both campuses on Wednesday, November 7th. This is on top of localized job action that will also take place over the next few days. The union executive says that we cannot be complacent at this time, and that this must escalate to ensure we are heard in Victoria. Emails will come out shortly using Survey Monkey to allow members to sign up for picket shifts and other duties. stay tuned for more info >>


Posted October 31, 2012
THANK-YOU to CUPE 4627 members who went that extra km


We of course appreciate everyone who showed up for strike duty and put in their time, but we also want to specifically thank those who went that extra distance yesterday. They deserve extra recognition for their hard work. All picket captains, the SUVCC  
and FA who came out in support. Behind the scenes Elizabeth Burnyeat, and Vivian Pardalis Munroe. And without whom this all would not have happened, Jo Hansen and D. Bates. Thanks!


Posted October 30, 2012

CUPE Local 4627 members hit the picket lines bright and early


Because VCC has both baking program and a number of trades programs, picket lines were up before the crack of dawn. Check out the early morning photos of members on strike duty.
see picket pics >>


Posted October 28, 2012

CUPE 4627 Strike Information: Picket Line Do's and Dont's


Our last strike was 19 years ago. So here's a few pointers to remind you what you should and shouldn't be doing on the picket line. A good rule of thumb: only do things your mother would approve of.
read more >>


Posted October 26, 2012
CUPE Local 4627 Officially Serves 72-hour Strike Notice to VCC.


CUPE Local 4627 served 72-hour strike notice this morning at 10:38 for job action starting on Monday with a full withdrawal of services planned for Tuesday October 30th. The union says an overtime ban will be initiated on Monday as soon as the 72-hour waiting period is complete, followed by a one-day full-out strike on Tuesday at both campuses (Broadway and Downtown). After that the union is planning rotating escalating job action to push for productive negotiations.
read full CUPE press release >>


Posted October 25, 2012

Results are in - CUPE Local 4627 Voted in Favour of Strike Action


Final votes have been tallied & results are clear:
>> 93% in support of a strike.
We will now move forward with full strike action at both campuses Tuesday morning. If you haven't signed up for a picket shift, in

order to qualify for your strike pay please contact Vivian. Look for more details on the weekend via email or on our website.


Posted October 23, 2012

Strike Vote - Thursday 3:30 pm at the Croation Cultural Centre


Your Bargaining committee has reached an impasse with the college. So, we are looking for your support in the form of a strong strike vote. Very important meeting this Thursday.
read more >>


Posted August 4, 2012

3 New Policies: Why are we the only ones that seem concerned?


Recently there were three new policies released by the college for approval by the board. CUPE 4627 has quite a few concerns about them and we don't understand why the other unions are silent on these.
read more >>
 

Executive Meeting

May 9, 2014
VCC, DTN

4:30 p.m.
Room 107


CUPE Local 4627
General Meeting

May 21, 2014

Croatian Cultural Centre

3250 Commercial Drive
4:30 p.m.
Room A

Executive Meeting
June 11, 2014

VCC, BWY

4:30 p.m.
Room 5043

Executive Meeting
July 11, 2014

VCC, DTN

4:30 p.m.
Room 107

Executive Meeting
August 20, 2014

4:30 p.m.
TBA


CUPE Local 4627

Annual General Meeting

Sep 18, 2014

VPL (350 W. Georgia)

4:30 p.m.
Alice McKay Room

Executive Meeting
October 1, 2014

VCC, BWY

4:30 p.m.
Room 5043

Executive Meeting
December 10, 2014

VCC, BWY

9-5
Room 5043