The rumors are running around that CUPE 1334 has been evicted from their long-time office in the University Center. This is to confirm that it did in fact happen today. In our opinion this action was at the very least, improper, if not illegal.
The locks were changed at about 5:30pm last night and then an email was sent stating that the Landlord had elected to terminate the Lease due to our ongoing dispute. At approximately 7am the University seized all of the property of CUPE 1334 that was secured in our office. In-fact they seized everything and had it all shipped to a storage location off campus and initially would not tell us where it was sent. It is our belief that this was an illegal seizure. The Campus Police were there and were required to enforce this eviction and CUPE 1334 called in the City Of Guelph Police. The City of Guelph Police recommended that this situation be dealt with through our lawyer. CUPE National has been made aware of this situation.
We have subsequently regained possession of all of the items that had formerly been in our office and are in a secure storage facility. Neither the University nor the Moving Company will be able to access those possessions again.
CUPE 1334 Executive will continue to operate as best as we can under these more difficult situations and can still be reached through our Union Phones and our email addresses. If you have any questions or concerns please do contact us.
Various groups on campus have offered us the use of their office space and CUPE 1334 would like to say thank you for your offer and support.
Another rumor that I would like to address is that we will be hiring a lawyer and that the Local Members would be footing the bill. CUPE National has a Legal Team that CUPE Locals can access the services of. That is what our Union Dues pay for. We pay our dues and a portion of those dues is paid to CUPE National as a monthly Per Capita payment. Those Per Capita payments pay for the services of the Legal Team, Researchers, National Representatives, as well as various other Support Staff members, too numerous too list. We don’t have to deal in rumors (innocent or vicious). Call us, email us, attend the General Membership Meetings and ask us.
There is a General Membership Meeting tonight (Tuesday May 15) in the University Center, room 442 at 7:30pm.
CUPE 1334 Secretary Treasurer
Read at the Ceremony:
Bertolt Brecht 1935
Questions From a Worker Who Reads
Who built Thebes of the 7 gates ?
In the books you will read the names of kings.
Did the kings haul up the lumps of rock ?
And Babylon, many times demolished,
Who raised it up so many times ?
In what houses of gold glittering Lima did its builders live ?
Where, the evening that the Great Wall of China was finished, did the masons go?
Great Rome is full of triumphal arches.
Who erected them ?
Over whom did the Caesars triumph ?
Had Byzantium, much praised in song, only palaces for its inhabitants ?
Even in fabled Atlantis, the night that the ocean engulfed it,
The drowning still cried out for their slaves.
The young Alexander conquered India.
Was he alone ?
Caesar defeated the Gauls.
Did he not even have a cook with him ?
Philip of Spain wept when his armada went down.
Was he the only one to weep ?
Frederick the 2nd won the 7 Years War.
Who else won it ?
Every page a victory.
Who cooked the feast for the victors ?
Every 10 years a great man.
Who paid the bill ?
So many reports.
So many questions.
Recently we have lost a few members and it was suggested that we create a Memoriam page for our members to leave comments about lost friends. Please feel free to leave comments or memories of co-workers here. We ask only that the comments be polite and respectful, otherwise we will remove them. Thank you. Some of the members we have lost are:
If there are other members whose names are not here (and should be) please let us know.
CUPE 1334 is proud to announce we have achieved a tentative settlement with the University Of Guelph.
Ratification of the Collective Agreement will occur March 16th.
The strong support of the entire local was instrumental in achieving this Settlement. As well, we would like to send a shout out to all of our allies and the students who supported us through the bargaining process.
We couldn’t have done it without you.
Your Bargaining Committee
Pleased that we have reached a tentative agreement
SATURDAY JANUARY 28
9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Eccles Centre in Maritime Hall
University of Guelph
Please register so we can ensure that we have enough materials and food for lunch.
You can register by:
- Calling 519 839 5470 or
- Emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
93% in favour of Job Action
May 7, 2018
Equity Conference – click below for Poster
You’re Invited_GNSC Equity Conference
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October 17th – GMM – Nominations for CUPE 1334 Executive Election
CUPE GMM Agenda Oct 17, 2017
Mental Health Survey – Sept 28, 2017
We will be coming around handing out Mental Health Surveys to workers in their various work areas. These surveys are anonymous and 100% voluntary but we would strongly encourage all members to take part. There is also a link to do the survey online, if you would prefer. Please click below for the information page (with the online link):
Mental Health Survey 2017
March 10, 2017
Click below for the link to the video of yesterdays Picket Painting Party:
Some of the results from the Picket Painting Party today, March 9th, in the U.C. Courtyard
March 9 2017
Feb 21, 2017
Click Below for Poster for: Precarious Work in the University Sector Town Hall
Make It Fair Campaign
Aug 1, 2016
This is an urgent call out for support for workers who need labours support and protection.
Library workers in Essex have been on strike for over 2 months now. The employer is not moving and these workers are isolated and feeling very beaten up.
CUPE Ontario and the OFL are holding a solidarity rally and lunch this Wednesday at 11 to 1. (It’s at the Leamington Library at 1 John Street, Leamington, N8H 1H1.) There are buses leaving from Guelph the Go station (401 and 6) at 745 am. There will be a couple of cars driving to parking lot so we can get folks from Guelph to go stop. It’s a coach bus (washroom available) and we will be watching a movie, playing games and writing and practicing chants. We will have snacks and drinks on the bus and lunch will be provided when we are at rally.
I know it’s hard to give up your last days of summer and I know it’s a long way away, but I plead with you to try and make it so that these workers and all workers know – no one will be left behind and no one is alone in this struggle.
Please call or email me if you are able to attend and please see if you can’t find others to come with us.
My cell is 519-766-8376 and you can respond also to this email email@example.com.
Peace and solidarity
– The conference was held at the University of Ottawa from February 20-23/15
– It was well attended with 83 registered delegates and several guests including National University Liason Leo Cheverie from P.E.I.
– Lots of discussion on W.T.F. (Where’s The Funding) Campaign which has received more funding.
– Also discussed was bargaining priorities. Our new co-ordinating bargaining date is 2019 after our current one which is 2016.
– Some of the other priorities discussed were new pension language(To gain access to pension committee’s especially to discuss J.S.P.P’s and wedge language, job security, workload/staffing levels, working condition’s, conversion language, benefit plans, job evaluation and wages.
– Also discussed was mental illness in the workplace with the intention of more attention for issues for worker’s and not just focused entirely on issues for students.
– Anti-Privatization will be re-named pro-public
– Faceless Doll Project: Sister Joanne Webb opened it up with a slide show and explanation of the campaign. Aboriginal girls were often given corn husk dolls to play with that had no faces. Each faceless doll represents a missing or murdered Aboriginal girls or women. There are more than 1200 missing or murdered Aboriginal girls or women to date. The panel that we made will hang at C.U,P.E. Ontario office before being sent to the organizer’s to join the tour of the panel’s