• CA Success!

    Great news! On Friday, September 21, CUPEU sent the CA to the Ministry by priority post (see President Gillian Roper and VP Grievance Shoshana Kalfon pictured above). Soon after, the Ministry released a Certificat de depot indicating that the CA had been successfully accepted on...

  • Dear CUPEU members, Please find below the letter addressing CUPEU’s concerns in regards to our CA to Concordia President and Vice-Chancellor, Mr. Shepard. The letter was hand delivered on Friday, September 14, 2018. Regards, Gillian Dr. Alan Shepard President & Vice-Chancellor Concordia University Montreal, Quebec...

  • Timeline of events regarding the latest CA agreed to by CUPEU and the University: March 17, 2015: CUPEU and the University start Negotiations  … 2 year, 2 months, and 22 days later … Thursday, June 9, 2017: CUPEU and the University reach a verbal agreement...

  • Something not sitting well with you about what’s going on in your workplace? Confused by something your manager mentioned to you about work? Need help getting clarification on something in the Collective Agreement? Come to C.H.I.L.L. Friday! Our first C.H.I.L.L. of the year starts this Friday,...

  • You can drop by the CUPEU office to access copies of documentation that can fill you in on what happened in previous General Assembly meetings.

  • In my sixteen years at Concordia, I have had the honour of being a member of the CUPEU executive committee for the past 10 years, the last six of those as president. In that time CUPEU has gone through two collective agreement negotiations, two pay...

  • Happy New Year, CUPEU! I hope 2018 has been treating you well thus far. Our former President, Frank Carrière, and our former CSN representative, AdrianaVolpato, worked with HR throughout the end of 2017 to ensure that the text of the Collective Agreement (CA), in both French...

  • After ten years as a CUPEU executive, and the last six as president, Frank Carrière decided to not seek another term. Last night at our annual general assembly I, Gillian Roper, became the new President of CUPEU. Fortunately for CUPEU, Frank has agreed to continue his...

  • Question: How can I submit ideas for the next Negotiations Project? Answer: The CUPEU Negotiations Team and Steering Committee are putting together a survey to send to all members. However, we would love to hear from you! Please send your suggestions and ideas regarding Negotiations...

  • Question: As I had ten years of seniority on June 1, 2015, am I entitled to two retroactive vacation days? According to the Memorandum of Agreement posted on this website, Article 29.02 of the Collective Agreement has been updated to: Letter of Agreement – Vacation (29.02) Effective...

  • Prior to the Collective Agreement that the University and the Negotiations Team agreed upon being available to the membership, a few things have to happen first: The CUPEU membership has to ratify the Memorandum of Agreement(MOA) between the University and CUPEU was ratified by the CUPEU...

  • A word from CUPEU President: A number of members have been asking me for updates regarding numerous issues within the university; of particular concern were the negotiations, the pension plan and pay equity. Both pay equity and pension eventually made their way into negotiations and until now had not...

  • Q: What are the guidelines for participating in union committees? A: The following Guidelines are intended for all members of the Union Council and Union Executive Committees. Familiarize yourself with the CUPEU Committee Documentation and Policies, especially the Constitution. Familiarize yourself with the Robert’s Rules of Order as CUPEU Committee Meetings...

  • Should you need to book off work for a reason other than illness, you should: Call in as soon as you know you will not be at work. Speak to your immediate supervisor, not to a non-management employee. If your supervisor is not available, get...

  • At long last! CUPEU is happy to let the membership know that the website has a new look.  When re-designing the website, five features were considered to help make the site more useful to the membership: • navigation + search: found in two main, easy reference...

  • You are entitled to a union council delegate at all meetings in which discipline is to be announced or in which it is reasonable for you to believe that discipline will be announced. This includes counseling, warning, suspension or discharge may occur. If you suspect...

  • You have the right to refuse to perform a work assignment if you have reasonable grounds to believe that the performance of such work will expose you to danger to your health, safety or physical well being, or would expose another person of the same...

  • Should you be asked to do work that seems illegal or unethical, follow these guidelines: If you feel that the work you are being asked to do is a violation of university policy or regulations, or is morally or ethically unacceptable, contact the union (local...

  • The courts have ruled that signed statements are admissions to whatever is on the paper as true and accurate by the person who signed, regardless of whether they were understood or not. Ask that a union delegate be present. Make no statement on anything you...

  • The official university personal file, that is to say the one that is legally recognized in the collective agreement, is the personal file stored in Human Resources. More likely than not, though, there are secondary personal files in your department (and in departments in which...

  • Should you be denied union representation when meeting with a superior or with Human Resources: Insist that if you are to be counseled, warned, suspended or discharged, the collective agreement and the Quebec law require that you be offered the option of having a union...

  • You have two personal days per year that you may take off with pay for personal reasons. These days may be taken in hourly blocks. In addition, according to Quebec’s normes du travail a worker is entitled to up to 10 days per year without...

  • Always get your benefit papers in on time, whether you report weekly, monthly or some other way. The Benefits unit of the Human Resources Department will tell you the duration of your sick leave and when your sick leave is about to end. Make sure...

  • Should you be too sick to work, you should: You must inform your immediate supervisor if you cannot come to work. Your supervisor may request a medical note if your illness exceeds one week. Should it be prolonged, you will need to submit additional information...