Due to the recent demands on our winter control staff we need to move the General Membership Meeting.
This Meeting will now be at the McLean Community Centre on February 6, 2019 in Community Room 1 at 5 pm
Sorry for the inconvenience.
Please RSVP below
We have need to cancel our General Membership Meeting for tonight.
Due to the inclement weather and winter control staffing needs we have rescheduled our General Membership Meeting to Wednesday January 30th at 5 pm in the Admirals Room at the Ajax Community Centre.
Our 1st General Membership Meeting will be held on Wednesday January 23rd at 5 pm.
This meeting will be at the Ajax Community Center in the Admirals Room.
The Executive of Local 54 would like to inform all members that a special membership meeting is being called in order to discuss and vote on proposed changes to the Winter Control Shift language contained in the CBA.
The Proposed changes are specific to the duration of the Winter Control Shift. It is being proposed that the Winter Control Shift will now end at the end of February, instead of the current end date of March 31st
A 1.5.2 Winter Shift to commence on each December 1 up to and including March
Special Membership Meetings
Special membership meetings of Local 54 may be required, and shall be called by the Executive Board or may be requested in writing by no fewer than 6 members. The President shall immediately advise members when a special meeting is called, and ensure that all members receive at least twenty-four (24) hours’ notice of the special meeting, the subject(s) to be discussed, the date, time and location. No business shall be transacted at the special meeting other than that for which the meeting is called and notice given.
The meeting shall be held on January 8th at 5pm, in the Admiral’s Room at the Ajax Community Centre . Please plan to attend for a discussion on the proposed changes and a ratification vote to decide if the changes will be made for the term of the current CBA.
All members are invited to the Annual Holiday Dinner and General Membership Meeting on Wednesday November 14,2018
Time: 5 pm - 8 pm
Location: The Portly Piper
235 Bayly St West , Ajax Ontario
Food will be provided. Please RSVP by November 8th to ensure enough food is ordered
Please bring a non perishable food item for the local food Bank
Hope to see everyone for quick meeting and some social cheer!
On Wednesday October 17, 2018 at 5 pm at the McLean Community Centre , 95 Magill Drive in Community Room # 1 Special Membership Meeting for General Elections will be held
No business shall be transacted at the special meeting other than that for which the meeting is called, and notice given.
Our Next General Membership Meeting will be on Wednesday September 19, 2018 at 5 pm in the Admirals Room at the Ajax Community Centre
Congratulations your agreement has been ratified .The vote was ratified with 93 % support.
The Bargaining Team wishes to thank all the members who took the time review the agreement and to come out to vote at one of the sessions. Especially those members that were on vacation.
We will be updating everyone with more information in the upcoming days.
Your Bargaining Team
Jeff Van Pelt
C.U.P.E 54 Members
We will be holding a Special Membership Meeting in the coming days, to update everyone on the status of Negotiations. Please watch your email, our website cupe54.com and workplace bulletin boards for the date and time of the meeting. We will try and accommodate all work schedules.
In the interest of full transparency from your executive we want to ensure that you the membership have all the information and not just what the employer has sent out. Your employer had agreed to meet to bargain on June 13th and then on arrival refused to negotiate. Your Union was forced into a position to have to file for a No Board Report with the Ministry of Labor. There are a number of things that can happen during this process, including a Strike Vote. We will elaborate more at the meeting.
At the Special Membership meeting, we will explain how we ended up in Conciliation and how that process went. We will talk about the difficulties trying to negotiate with a hostile employer who has attempted to undermine your bargaining team. We will update you on the hours of work agreement and how your employer refused to even bargain or allow the union any input on.
During Negotiations your bargaining team has been supporting all members of local 54, trying to get an agreement that benefits all. That has always been our goal. Your employer has continually tried to institute language that affects only one group. We cannot achieve a superior collective agreement without your support. Please come to the Special membership meeting to get more information and have any questions answered.
Regarding the employers email giving information that is supposed to be kept confidential until a deal is reached, this is the employer further trying to undermine the negotiations process. It’s very unprofessional and shows a lack of integrity on their part. Further more it sets back labour relations and fosters an increased lack of trust between the membership and the employer.
C.U.P.E 54 Negotiations Team
See attached link on the 2018 CUPE convention.