Monday, November 10, 2008

CUPE 3903 health benefits continue

To all CUPE 3903 members,
Drug, Dental and Vision Benefits will continue as normal during strike.
• Your drug card and any electronic or hard copy claims for dental and vision will be processed.
• Local 3903 is covering the cost during the strike by paying York University the benefits cost a month in advance. CUPE National (our parent union) will be reimbursing the local the full amount.

Please direct any further questions to 3903 staff. They can be reached at the Strike HQ or via their regular emails.

NEWS CONFERENCE Mon. Nov. 10, 12:00-1:00pm


York U student & campus unions throw support behind CUPE 3903 strikers

TORONTO, Ont. – York University student and campus unions will formally announce their support for 3,400 contract faculty, teaching and graduate assistants on strike at York University since last Thursday, November 6.

Representatives of the York Federation of Students, representing undergraduate students; York University Staff Association, representing support and clerical staff; CUPE 1356, representing workers in trades, maintenance, caretaking, housing, grounds, vehicles and security; York University Faculty Association, and the Graduate Student Association will hold a joint news conference on Monday, November 10 at 12 noon on the picket line at the main entrance to York University at York Boulevard and Keele Street.

WHAT: York University campus and student unions joint news conference
WHEN: 12:00-1:00 p.m., Monday, November 10, 2008
WHERE: York University Main Gate, York Boulevard and Keele Street


For more information, contact CUPE 3903 Communications:
Punam Khosla 416-779-3032
Rafeef Ziadah 416-616-4796
Katherine Nastovski 416-828-3851

Pro-Union Undergrad Rally - TODAY 10am

ALERT: The following is an updated message from the undergraduate student organizers to those coming to the Support CUPE 3093 Undergrad Rally:

Hi folks!
While the anti-strikers have postponed their demonstration for the time OUR DEMONSTRATION OF SUPPORT IS STILL ON at 10 am TODAY!
• Bring any noise-making devices you've got (drums are great!)
• Dress appropriately!
• Bring food for lunch (sharing is also great & much appreciated).
We will meet at the Front Gate of York, learn some of the fun picket songs, and then we'll visit the other lines as a lead up to the larger rally at 12 noon back at the Front Gate.
If anyone has a camcorder and wants to record the activities, please do!

See you all this morning!

view the original post here.