CUPE News
Also in this section:

October 12, 2011

   |   Share This Story   

CUPE 3338-5 members ratify new agreement, lockout comes to an end

BURNABY—The members of CUPE 3338-5 that work for the Simon Fraser Student Society (SFSS) have ratified a new agreement. The agreement was reached on Friday October 7, 2011 with the assistance of a mediator. Now that both parties have voted in favour of ratification, the lockout is over and staff are back at work. The lockout began on July 10, 2011.

The new three-year agreement protects the wages and job security of all current staff and includes a 1 per cent increase in the third year. While there is a new lower rate for new hires and student employees, the union was able to get the SFSS Board of Directors to move significantly from their September 1, 2011 proposal that 3338-5 members rejected.

The members of CUPE 3338-5 would like to thank the many SFU students and student groups like the GSS, UR SFSS, and SFPIRG that provided endless support, encouragement, and solidarity during these difficult three months. The support and solidarity shown by other CUPE locals, unions like the TSSU, and SFU community members is also very much appreciated.

cope491

Related News

Kelowna city workers ratify new agreement

Oct 29, 2014

KELOWNA - CUPE 338 members who work for the City of Kelowna have ratified a new five-year agreement. The previous agreement expired in December 2013 and more...

OH&S conference focuses on psychological health in our workplaces

Oct 29, 2014

VANCOUVER—Members from across the province focused on the theme “Building safe psychological and physical workplaces” at CUPE BC’s Occupational more...

Health care town hall takes aim at private clinics

Oct 24, 2014

COURTENAY—A town hall meeting held here earlier this week revealed a deep well of frustration and anger with the Harper Conservative government for more...

CUPE BC statement on Ebola preparedness

Oct 24, 2014

As everyone knows, recent weeks have seen a dramatic increase in the media’s coverage of the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD). While most information coming more...

Click here for the archive