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POSTED ON May 22, 2020
We need you to vote (again)!

Oops! In our latest newsletter, we asked you to vote on a Temporary Hardship Fund policy. The online voting form we sent out in our newsletter didn’t have the necessary information we need to validate your vote. We’ve updated the online voting form and, therefore, we are asking you to vote again. The previous form …

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POSTED ON April 06, 2020
Update on the Petition: uOttawa Waive Spring-Summer Tuition

Thank you to everyone who signed and shared our petition! We  are hoping to keep the momentum going and to take this campaign a step further!  If you can, we ask  you to turn to social media to post about this petition! ( If you don’t have social media, feel free to send us your …

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POSTED ON April 01, 2020
Do you qualify for Canada’s Emergency Response Benefit? 

Below is  information from CUPE National about the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB). If you have questions about the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB), see here. For more information on Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan, see here. International Students, consider also reaching out to Migrant Students United. They are an organizing dedicated to ensuring the rights of migrant …

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POSTED ON March 18, 2020
What to do if you have almost completed the hours stipulated in your contract and still have tasks to complete?

Remember that you have the right to stop work after your hours are completed, regardless of how many assignments remain or what the other TAs are tasked to complete. Your supervisor has the responsibility to ensure that the work they assign to you can be completed in the number of hours indicated in your contract unless …

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POSTED ON March 18, 2020
The office is closed, but we are still working!

Although the CUPE 2626 office is closed until April 5, 2020, the CUPE 2626 team is working from home. We can be reached at  Note the following statement from the University of Ottawa: Students employed by uOttawa should follow instructions from their supervisors. Whether or not students are able to report to work or continue …

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POSTED ON February 13, 2020
Solidarity Statement in Support of the Wet’suwet’en people

CUPE 2626 acknowledges that Ottawa is located on unceded Algonquin territory. We acknowledge that the Algonquin Anishinaabe peoples are the traditional keepers of this land and recognize their long-lasting relationship with this territory. We also acknowledge all Indigenous peoples in this region, from various nations across Canada, who call Ottawa their home. CUPE 2626 stands …

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POSTED ON February 12, 2020
It’s my first General Assembly. What should I expect? 

General Assemblies are a great way to stay informed and get involved with your union. Our general assemblies happen twice a year: once in the fall and once in the winter. GA’s are an opportunity for you to find out what’s been going on within the union, to vote and run for paid positions, and …

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POSTED ON February 03, 2020
General Assembly: We need your help!

GA days are quite stressful, and they take months of planning.  We worry about not getting quorum, we worry about not having enough food, we worry about the GA running too long, etc. However, we do it for you, our members! It is the best way to inform  you about what is happening, and it …

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POSTED ON February 03, 2020
General Assembly: We’re trying to go green!

Events like the GA can produce a lot of waste, but we’re committed to reducing the amount of waste at our events and taking the following steps at our upcoming GA: We are not purchasing any one-time use plastics or paper dishes and cutlery. Instead, we have partnered with UOSU Sustainability, and they will be loaning …

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POSTED ON January 14, 2019
Notice: Proposed Revisions to the Bylaws

That’s right! We are bringing you revisions to 2626’s Bylaws. We want to make them better. Harder. Stronger. Or at least, less contradictory! Bylaws revisions are quite technical and, let’s face it, can be pretty boring. Nevertheless,  they are very practical and of real importance. Our Bylaws govern most of the Union’s activities, from General Assemblies to …

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