April 19, 2023
See newsletter archive

PD application deadline reminder

This is a reminder that Round 1 of the CUPEU Professional Development Fund starts Tuesday, May 22nd, 2023, with a deadline of June 6th, 2023 at 5pm. If you've been thinking of participating in that online conference or course and were looking for the funds, now is your chance!
*Submissions received past the deadline will not be considered.

Vacation Days

Recent vacation reports have indicated that many employees have a substantial amount of vacation days remaining to be used this calendar year. It is expected that employees will have no more than 10 days of carry over as of May 31, 2023. Please submit your extra vacation days in Unity.

Thanks in advance for your collaboration.

Collective Agreement Negotiations Survey

Our Collective Agreement is up for negotiations and we need your feedback. Please fill out our Negotiation Priorities Survey to help us improve our working conditions according to your needs.

Call For Graphic Designers

Are there any members out there with Graphic Design skills that would like to contribute to the Union's marketing, branding and visual presence? We're always looking to modernize our logo, newsletters, website and other visual materials. If so, please contact Michael Schmid, VP Communications, at

Membership Form

If you have not yet signed a membership form and/or arranged to meet with our VP Membership, please do so as soon as possible. The form is available at You can also contact our VP Membership, Sheila Ettinger:

Join the Mobilization Committee!

Congratulations on your unionized position. You're now part of a crucial organization that stands together to make sure Concordia University professionals have the safest, most sustainable work environment possible. The next step would be to get directly involved and help the Union mobilize it's members for the upcoming negotiations project.
If you want to channel your passion for improved working conditions into mobilization, please contact Michael Schmid, VP Communications, at
Concordia University President Graham Carr and CUPEU President Shoshan Kalfon along with theNegotiations Committee signing the Collective Agreement