JOINT NOTICE TO STUDENTS FROM VANCOUVER ISLAND UNIVERSITY AND THE CANADIAN UNION OF PUBLIC EMPLOYEES (CUPE) LOCAL 1858
Update #6 – Friday, November 16, 2012 at 2:30 pm
Vancouver Island University (VIU) has received 72-hour notice from the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Local 1858 for a potential labour action which could begin as early as Tuesday, November 20. At this point, the date and timing of a walkout has not been confirmed.
Job action is one step in the collective bargaining process, and VIU respects CUPE’s decision in this regard. However, the bargaining teams for both VIU and CUPE continue to work hard to achieve a renewed collective agreement without the need for labour action.
The priority of both VIU and CUPE remains our students and we are committed to resolving this collective bargaining process with no, or minimal, disruption to students. CUPE is considering its options one day at a time with the hope that there will be no labour action.
More information will be available in the next update on Monday, November 19, or earlier if events warrant.