General Membership Meetings for 2020/2021

We are finding in necessary to once again hold General Membership Meetings. This time (with approval and recommendation by CUPE National) we will be doing Zoom Meetings. This will be for the first 4 meetings, after that we will assess what guidelines are being required to follow moving forward in regards to in person meetings.

This will be new for all of us!! Please be patient as we work through this new system. We will do our best to have it running as smooth as possible.

Some general guidelines will be;

  1.  members will have video off, as well have audio muted during the meeting
  2.  if you have a question/comment during the meeting please use the raise you hand function. An executive member will be following this in order to get to questions efficiently
  3. Executive will all have their video on and you will be able to see us!
  4. you will have the ability to connect through a computer/device or use your phone to call in

More information will follow!! Our next meeting is scheduled for February 17 at 6pm. An agenda will follow closer to the meeting date.

I have attached a list of all upcoming GMM’s for the year.

https://mcusercontent.com/7ef3acfa268eb42c88edb7eab/files/e02cb0ec-3b7a-4323-bfd6-67e309eef664/General_Membership_Meeting_Date_2020.pdf

WHY YOUR ATTENDANCE AT MEMBERSHIP MEETINGS IS IMPORTANT!

As a permanent or a casual member of CUPE Local 7575 you have voice and vote into every decision! Matters that are financially relevant are especially important for the membership’s input and approval, as it is the members’ union dues that are being spent! It is you, the member, that directs the Executive.

With membership participation and support a union is stronger.  Each month we meet to share with you what your union representatives have been doing on your behalf.  Attending these meetings is a way that members can get involved.  It can certainly help to answer the question “What does the union do for me?”

A Message From Your Executive

As the year 2020 comes to a close, I am not even sure I have the words to describe the events that have transpired. Who would have ever though that in March of 2020, our lives as we knew them would be forever changed. Not just our work but our social and familial lives as well. The year brought many struggles and heartaches for our membership, our communities, our country and the entire world.  We have experienced lockdowns, a new way of supporting the students that we work with, a new way of shopping and dining and most importantly we have had to find new ways to take care of ourselves! It has not been easy, not one single moment.
There always must be another side though. We have to see it from the positive side. Yes, you read that correctly, the positive side!  We have learned to be resilient and compassionate. We have shown nurture and kindness in so many new ways. We are now stronger and more knowledgeable than we have every been. We have learned new skills, ways to cope and problem solve.  We have come together to support each other and offer assistance in our school communities and beyond! Every single one of us should be proud of all that we have been able to accomplish this year.

We would love to say that 2021 will be different! In the beginning, we believe it won’t be. We will continue to persevere though. We need to continue to support each other, the ones we love and our communities. We also though need to see the importance of looking after ourselves. We need to take time as required to be the best physical, mental and emotional selves we can be.

Hope that everyone has a chance in some form to enjoy their Christmas Break. I hope you get a chance to laugh, relax and enjoy your loved ones.

Be safe, stay well and see everyone in the New Year!

Welcome

Welcome to all members and we hope that you will come back regularly!

THIS IS YOUR LOCAL – THIS IS YOUR UNION …. TOGETHER, AS A TEAM –  WE CAN DO THIS!!

Please be sure to click on the links at the top of the page to learn more about who your Executive Committee is, the resources available to you and contact information!

MEMBERS ARE NEEDED – JOIN A COMMITTEE TODAY!

You can find out more about the committees your local runs by going to About Us – Committees

Please Sign Up For eBlasts!

Please ensure you are signed up to receive Eblasts. This is the contact list that we are using for General Membership Meetings and Voting. Please email r.secretary@cupe7575.ca

The Results Are In


Members, we have ratified our contract. Stay tuned for more info. Thanks Everyone for your support! Please see this afternoons eBlast for the results.

EDvantage Card Sign-Up

Click on the Edvantage logo to learn more about the Edvantage Savings Program!

All members of CUPE 7575 are eligible for an Edvantage Membership Card!

Please allow time for cards to be ordered and processed. Sign up to register below.

New Sign

Our new sign is up and looking great!

Happy EA/IA Appreciation Day!

Happy EA/IA Appreciation Day! Today we want to recognize all of the hard work that you do all year long, especially this year. We are looking forward to a proper celebration when we return. Have a great day!

Please check your latest e-Blast for a special EA/IA Appreciation Day message from our President, Rebecca.

National Day of Mourning

Our President Rebecca and VP Kristine having a moment of silence at the Day of Mourning plaque in Woodstock this morning.

National Day of Mourning

Today, your CUPE 7575 Executive pay our respects, and remember, the thousands of workers who have been killed, injured or suffered illness as a result of work-related incidents.

We also honour the many families and friends who have been deeply affected by these tragedies.

Every worker has the right to return home safe and sound at the end of each work day.