So often the work we perform goes unnoticed. While this has been a very challenging year, this has also brought out the best in our local. We have worked together to achieve common goals and keep the University community safe and healthy. Read more about what we have been doing, alongside other Laurier Essential Workers here.
Jody MacDonald and Tara Fitzgibbon will continue for a second term in their CUPE Local 926 rolls. A special shout out to Mary Ellen Sherrer, the first to nominate both candidates who were willing to stand. Due to the acclaimed rolls there will be no need to hold an election in October. Congratulations ladies!
It’s time once again to hold a draw for an educational scholarship from your local CUPE 926. This scholarship is for members in good standing, their partner or their dependents. Applications must be submitted by midnight August 19, 2020. The winner will be announced at our upcoming general meeting to be held August 27 at 10 PM for the midnight shift and Friday August 28, 2020. Contact a member of your executive for more details.
At the beginning of May, Laurier rented out residence rooms to health care workers working on the front line to fight Covid-19. Everyday our members are working behind the scenes to keep not only these health care workers safe, but the Laurier Community as a whole.
It is with great sadness that we announce that Kenny Tucker has passed away. He passed away May 22nd 2020 with Carolyn at his side. There will be a celebration of life, however, that won’t occur until it is safe to do so. We send our deepest condolences to Carolyn and the Tucker family.
On April 28th, workplaces around the country commemorate workers who have been killed, injured or suffered illness while on the job. CUPE 926 works closely with management and our employer to ensure the safe working conditions of workers. We encourage all members to speak up for their rights under the Occupational Health and Safety Act. Report incidents and concerns to your leadhand or manager. Together we can prevent workplace injuries.
In accordance with CUPE National’s response to Covid-19, all membership meetings will be cancelled until the end of June. As this is an ever changing situation, we will keep the membership posted if this information changes.
As always, if you have questions or concerns, feel free to reach out to your steward or a member of the executive.