CUPE 1615

Serving the administrative, technical, instructional and technical support persons of Memorial University



News Items:

CUPE National Article: Here is an article about the Harper conservative government failing to address the retirement income crisis.
CUPE Atlantic Region Courses: Click here for a list of courses being offerred by CUPE, Atlantic Region for Winter 2013.

New Smoking Policy at MUN: Here are letters from the President (.doc) and Health and Safety committee (.doc) regarding the new smoking policy.

CUPE 1615 Contest Has Ended: Five entries have been received with correct answers for the CUPE 1615 website contest that appeared in this month's newsletter. The contest has now officially ended and winners will be notified within the next week. Thanks to everyone that entered.

CUPE 1615 Election on January 10th: The CUPE Biennial Election for the full executive including the president is happening on January 10th, in room ED 2018B at 5PM. Food will be served at 5:00 PM, voting commences at 5:30 PM.

CUPE Holiday Party: The holidays are just around the corner, come out and have a great time with fellow CUPE 1615 members. Information for St. John's members can be found here, and Corner Brook here.

Labour Day Celebration 2011: This Labour Day, Monday Sept. 5th, the St. John’s and District Labour Council is planning an event in St. John’s to celebrate workers and their contribution to this great country. Here is more information on this event which will take place at the St. John’s Swiler’s Rugby club on Crosbie Rd. It starts at 1 p.m. on Sept. 5th. Everyone is invited. Also, here is a Labour Day message from the CLC that you may find interesting.

Benefits Canada: Does Your Organization Tolerate Bad Bosses?: Although 73% of HR professionals surveyed believe that “problem” managers are a significant concern in today’s workplace and have negative implications on employee engagement, turnover and workplace morale, most organizations will tolerate at least some managerial misbehaviour as long as that manager is getting results .....(more).

Article Regarding Inappropriate Behaviour: The Executive of CUPE 1615 has concerns with what may be; disrespectful behaviour, bullying or harassment of our members, in some areas of Memorial. We want to remind all our members that our door is open .....(more)

Members Needed for MUN's Sexual Harassment Board: We have a vacancy on MUN’s Sexual Harassment Board for both a male and a female CUPE 1615 member. If anyone is interested in sitting on this committee as our representative, please let one of the Executive know. If you would like to find out more about this committee and what it does go to: