It is with great sadness that the Executive informs the membership of the passing of Dave Witzel. Dave passed away on July 14, 2021 at the age of 65. Dave was a custodian at Laurier for 27 years. He will be greatly missed by many friends and co-workers.
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.
CUPE 926 executive is proud to announce that Sylwia Jablonska is the winner of the CUPE 926 Memorial Scholarship. Sylwia is the daughter of Barb and Wojciech Ekiert.
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.
Earlier this week Wilfrid Laurier University started housing medical staff working the front lines of the Covid-19 pandemic. Healthcare workers who have chosen to live away from their families during the pandemic started moving in to Bricker Residence.
CUPE 926 members are working hard to support the region’s front line workers by assisting in cleaning and maintaining the building.
The Executive has worked closely with management in order to protect our workers, including providing the necessary PPE as well as offering spaces for employees to store work uniforms and fully clean up before they head home to their families.
The Executive extends a deep and heartfelt thank you to all members who are working behind the scenes of the front line. As well as a thank you to all members who are being flexible until we can get through this pandemic.
Stay safe, stay healthy.
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.