In Memoriam

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:

Gary Toporowski

Bayne Beitz

Joanne Fountain

Jim McGivney

If there are other members whose names are not here (and should be) please let us know.

Settlement Achieved

Settlement Achieved


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



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:

  1.  Calling 519 839 5470 or
  2.  Emailing

Check Here – What’s Happening Now – Jan 25, 2018

Equity Conference – click below for Poster

You’re Invited_GNSC Equity Conference

See Events as well

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

Link to Campaign – Click Here:

 Aug 1, 2016
October 1 Rally 001


Sept 21, 2016


What’s Happening Now (Check Here Frequently)

Greetings all:
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
Peace and solidarity

OUWCC Conference

OUWCC Conference
– 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