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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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POSTED ON July 04, 2018
No Go Café on Lees Campus Leaves Student Workers Hungry over the Summer

June 27, 2018 – When Teaching Assistant and member of CUPE 2626, Mwali Muray, reached out to us to inform us that food options were limited to three vending machines on Lees Hall since the summer term had begun, we were not surprised. She was not the first student worker to complain of lack of …

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POSTED ON April 27, 2018
Want to get paid an extra $200 bucks this summer?

After a year of negotiations & hundreds of your letters, we’re proud to announce that the University of Ottawa will pay CUPE 2626 members for the Health & Safety training—finally! In order to receive your $200 for the training you must: Complete all 6 mandatory training modules (follow the training list & instructions here); Do it …

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POSTED ON April 25, 2018
$300 in Door Prizes at our  Special General Assembly & Party on May 3

Victory: Get Paid $200! Come to the Special General Assembly (SGA) for Details! We had a great 2017-2018 academic year with many victories. Come out to the forthcoming SGA & 21st Anniversary Party to find out more. We’re giving out two $150 gift certificates at Café Nostalgica for The Department that brings out the most members; The Department …

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POSTED ON April 16, 2018
Executive Board Elections: Monday, April 23, 2018!

Unfortunately, on April 3, 2018 our Annual General Meeting did not reach quorum and we were not able to elect our next Executive Board. For this reason, we’re holding a special Steward’s Council on Monday, April 23, 2018 at 5 p.m. in FSS 6032. ELECTIONS: SPECIAL CONDITIONS  Please note: the Steward’s Council will elect Executive officers (paid!). To …

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POSTED ON March 07, 2018
Letter Campaign in Support of CUPE 2626’s Recommendations for the University of Ottawa to Pay Workers an On-Boarding Contract for their Mandatory Health and Safety Training

This petition is to lobby the University of Ottawa to fulfill its obligations under the Occupational Health & Safety Act (OH&SA). The law (OH&SA) requires that all employees in Ontario be paid to complete mandatory training on certain subjects: accessibility & accommodation, workplace dangers & hazardous materials, violence & harassment, etc. Yet the University of Ottawa has less than 40% …

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POSTED ON March 02, 2018
CUPE 2626 2018 ANNUAL GENERAL ASSEMBLY ON APRIL 3, 2018 at 4:30 P.M.

The 2018 Annual General Assembly will take place on Tuesday, April 3, 2018 at 4:30 p.m. Café Nostalgica (601 Cumberland). Registration opens at 4 p.m. and you will receive a free drink ticket! NB: Please bring a photo ID (eg: your student card). A proof of contract in the last year may also be required if you aren’t on the members’ …

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POSTED ON January 22, 2018
Renewal of Collective Agreement between CUPE 2626 (Employer) and their employee-members of Solidaria (Union)

Did you know that the employees of CUPE 2626 have been unionized since 2015? The collective agreement between CUPE 2626 (Employer) and Solidaria (Union of CUPE 2626 employees) expired in August 31, 2017. The negotiations to renew it concluded in late December 2017. The main objectives were to simplify language and process. Also, in the spirit of equity and …

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POSTED ON September 15, 2017
You Asked, Union Answered: Work Hours Limits

If you are a full-time graduate student, you probably know there are something like rules for your non-academic work. One of our members wanted to know the facts. Ready? Let’s go Why are we limited to working 10 hours a week? Are there written consequences for going over 10h/week or 170/semester? uOttawa’s Academic Regulations : 170h/semester …

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POSTED ON April 26, 2017
Temporary Office Relocation

Where: Grad House, second floor above Café Nostalgica (GSD 209) When: May 1 to 12, 2017. Also note: Office hours are 9:30 am to 3:30 pm, Monday through Friday   The University is planning major construction projects on campus in the upcoming months, including on the University Center (UCU) terrace. To make sure we remain easily accessible, our …

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