Community Congress 2018 – Discussion on CUPE 3903’s ongoing strike

Hello CUPE Members

Hope you are enjoying the Summer and the pleasant weather. As most of you know University of Regina is hosting the Congress 2018. As part of  RPIRG and UR Pride ‘s “Community Congress 2018” programming, Members of CUPE 3903 (currently in their 10th+ week on strike) will discuss their ongoing bargaining as well as the challenges and opportunities of the current labour climate at York.

Below are the details of the event shared by Krystal Lewis, Executive Director (RPIRG)

Date: Thursday, May 31

Time: 12pm-1:30pm

Location: URSU Boardroom (Riddell 221)

Free snacks and refreshments: YES

Presenting: Members of CUPE 3903 representing contract faculty, teaching assistants, grad assistants, and part-time librarians and archivists

Stay tuned for more details at or at

RPRIG also have a small Congress funding opportunity for UofR students attending Congress . Students can apply for up to $150 each towards any combo of registration costs. The deadline was May 20 but RPRIG is extending it to the end of the month! All details are here (except the deadline extension):

CUPE 2419 Annual General Meeting

Our Annual General meeting is on April 5th, 2018 at the Owl multipurpose room from 12.00pm to 1.00pm. To see the meeting agenda and get more detail, click here.

In the meeting, we will be holding by-election for two positions: Vice-President Internal and Trustee (3 year position). Please read the bylaws for the job descriptions to see if you are interested. In there you can read the responsibilities as well as the financial compensation for your work.

We will be voting on our budget for the year 2018 and bylaws. To view the bylaw use the password and go here.

Free lunch will be served.


CUPE Membership Meeting

We will be having a Membership Meeting on October 17 at 11:45 in the Owl Multipurpose Room. Lunch will be provided. To see the meeting documents and get more detail, click here.

We are going to hold a by-election for two positions: President and Vice-President Communications. Please read the bylaws for the job descriptions to see if you are interested. In there you can read the responsibilities as well as the financial compensation for your work.

Further, there are some changes in the bylaws ordered from National that need to be passed, but only can be reviewed right now. These changes are in the bylaws.

You can see the bylaws here and contact us for the password.

CUPE 2419 Annual General Meeting

The AGM for 2017 will be on Monday, April 10th at noon in the Multipurpose room (by the Owl). Lunch will be provided at 11:45 and the meeting will start at noon to make sure we can keep it to an hour or less.

Only members can vote during the meeting and non-members can be asked to leave, but you are still a current member at least four months after the termination of your contract with the University.

The documents needed for the AGM can be found here (password protected, so contact us if you forget it).

Remember we will be passing some new bylaws, so take a look at them here.



Hello members of Cupe 2419!
Do you like your union and want to know how things are going in the local? Do you like wine? Do you like cheese/fruit/assorted meats?
If you answered yes to any of these, especially the first, you should come to our Valentine’s day wine and cheese event.
When? Friday, February 17, 3-6pm
Where? RIC Atrium
Cost? $2 gets you a wine or non-alcoholic drink, with access to assorted snacks. Every drink thereafter is also $2.
Why? To meet and greet with your fellow union members, to meet and learn about the various committees, and to just unwind after a hectic week and celebrate the beginning of reading week. Also, the why is contained in the wine. Whyne = wine = come to the event. You can’t argue with that logic.
How? Walking, running, biking, driving, skiing, skipping, jogging, ballooning etc.
There is a lot happening with the local this year, so we hope to see you there and tell you about it over fancy cheese and drinks.
In solidarity,
Your CUPE 2419 Executive


Hello members,

Are you looking to get involved but don’t have too much time to spare? By joining a committee, it can work around your schedule and you still are able to help out.

Committees are fun, you get to meet new people, and you can build new skills that benefit you in the workplace. You can also get an honorarium for the time that you put in.

Look at our committees (same password) and contact us if you are interested.

Membership Survey

As some of you know, our Collective Agreement with the University ended last month and they are not able to meet with us for bargaining until later next month. Before that we want to get the general feeling of the membership on a few ideas and working conditions. We have created a survey to do that. Please fill out the survey as soon as possible as your input is important.

The page to find the link is here.

You can leave and come back to the survey if you have cookies on and it’s a personal computer. It should only take 5 to 10 minutes to fill out and you will be entered into a draw. Submissions are confidential and is separate from the draw.