Your collective agreement lays out your rights and responsibilities as an academic worker. If you have any questions about your rights, please contact a member of the executive.
The highlighted points in the collective agreement,
12.6 No employee shall be required to mark tests, term papers, or final examinations between the last day of lectures and the date of the employee’s own last examination. Employees will notify their supervisor of any potential conflicts work assignments may have with their midterms. Consideration for time needed to study for and write student exams will be given when assigning work.
12.7 Employees will not be required to mark tests or term papers unless they have received a minimum of five (5) days notice of the deadline.
13.2 The supervisor will provide an employee with access to the books required in the course to which the employee is assigned to assist. Such provision may be by loan from the department or the Library.
The CUPE Constitution determines the union’s objectives and how the union operates. It forms the basis for the functioning of the more than 2,300 CUPE local unions across Canada. The Canadian Union of Public Employees is Canada’s largest union. CUPE represents 627,000 workers in a wide range of occupations from coast to coast. CUPE is a democratic union in which the members make the decisions and set the policies. At all levels, it is the rank and file members who determine by majority vote what the Union does.
The CUPE Constitution came into existence at the Founding Convention in 1963 when the National Union of Public Employees (NUPE) and the National Union of Public Service Employees (NUPSE) merged to form the Canadian Union of Public Employees. Changes to the Constitution can only be made by the delegates at the Union’s Biennial Convention.
The CUPE Constitution accordingly belongs to the members of CUPE.