CUPE Appreciation BBQ

CUPE Appreciation BBQ

CUPE Local 4705 representing nearly 1700 members will be hosting a CUPE appreciation BBQ with assistance from other CUPE locals in our area on August 18, 2022.

We have confirmed that National President, Mark Hancock will be in attendance and a guest speaker. As well we have confirmed M&M Meats to facilitate a BBQ for those in attendance. We feel CUPE members should be recognized and acknowledged for the hard work they do every day and especially post the COVID pandemic that has changed the world as we know it. This event, with the motivation from the National President and local elected leaders, will also be a solidarity building effort. We hope to see you too!

Again August 18, 2022 and we start at 5:30 pm

Craft Workshops for Kids

Craft Workshops for Kids

The Crafts for Mental Health Program is a free program for youth ages 9 - 16, to come together and learn healthy skills and outlets to handle mental health struggles. We will be providing and educating young artists on how to seek, find, and utilize resources related to mental health, workplaces, and support.

The future possibilities are endless, during each session, we will be able to celebrate the incredible artistic talents of many youths living in Sudbury.

The program will start on Saturday, July 30th and run every Saturday from 12 pm - 3 pm until August 27th. located downtown at 109 Elm St, Suite 209 at the Sudbury Workers Centre. There will be supplies provided as well as Nigerian Jollof rice and soft drinks will be served daily.

Hurry, there are only 15 spots available for each session! Youth are encouraged to head to bit.ly/Craft4MentalHealth to register for their chosen session and date in advance.

Don’t miss out on a great opportunity to learn and practice a variety of artistic skills. Take part in the careful practices of cultural beading, crafting poetry, basic sewing, painting, and even tie-dying and basic make-up skills.

During the final sessions, on August 27th we will participate in a Youth Art Show, to invite young artists from the program to display their contributions and hard work to the larger public.

For more information go to sudburyworkerscentre.ca/cmh or please contact:

Adebola AdefIoye Founder of Afro WYF at Info@afrowyf.org or (905) 955-8667 or

Tt Scott, communications officer at the SWEAC at Info@Sudburyworkerscentre.ca or (705) 470-2173.

Thank you, Miigwech,
Tt Scott
Pronouns: She/Her
Communications Officer
Sudbury Workers Education & Advocacy Centre (SWEAC)
Centre d'éducation et d'appuis des travailleurs de Sudbury
705-470-2173
109 Elm Street, Suite 209
Sudbury, ON, P3C 1T4
www.sudburyworkerscentre.ca

We acknowledge that our offices are located in the traditional territory of the Anishnaabeg peoples, specifically the shared territory of Atikameksheng and Wahnapitae First Nations.

Local 4705 Swag

Local 4705 Swag

Did you know that participation with your local not only helps our fellow brothers and sisters it makes us stronger in solidarity when it comes time to effect change in our workplace and ultimately in our lives? Yes it does and time and again we see large and small locals from across the country showing their employers how they can not arbitrarily bully or intimidate our members without recourse. These attendees to union meetings with their great ideas and insight, volunteer stewards, committee members and elected leaders deserve our thanks and respect for stepping up to the plate with representing you every day.

With that, we'll regularly offer tokens of appreciation to those who get involved. Ultimately its the membership that drives this union and fosters unity and solidarity. So don't forget to thank those individuals next time you see them!

Wyman MacKinnon Board Room

Wyman MacKinnon Board Room

Here at the hall in Copper Cliff there is a beautiful space to which members simply called "the board room" downstairs in the office area. This space is used quite frequently by the executive board, the various committee meetings, negotiations, arbitrations; its use is endless. Complete with efficient lighting, comfortable chairs and ample table and storage this room has been a godsend to those who use for their functions for our members.

On June 12, the room was renamed to honour former Local 4705 President, Wyman MacKinnon, for the many years of representation to our members since 4705 came into existence back in the year 2000. Brother Wyman and his spouse were present for the unveiling and everyone agrees he was moved beyond words for this action. Among several dozen members both past and present filling the office halls, including past national representatives and Ontario Members of Provincial Parliament France Gelinas and Jamie West, Wyman stood smiling ear to ear, no doubt fighting back tears of thanks, acknowledging the thanks we were giving him. Word has it he was talking about this day still a week later. Wyman was never one looking for a pat on the back but was one who fought to maintain solidarity with all members no matter what division, full or part time, large or small sectional units. Its what our local strives for every day now.

Thanks Wyman for the good years and we wish you the best in health.

Hybrid Meetings

Hybrid Meetings

Hybrid meetings is a format our local agreed to use in hopes to be more available for members to attend General and Sectional meetings. With technology as advanced as it is, not everyone has the same level of savviness to use this technology and because of this, union meetings will simultaneously occur at the hall unless otherwise noted.

As you may imagine, from time to time members may have issues with their computer, power interruptions or even their own skill level that quite frankly the meeting facilitators can not, in most cases, resolve.

With all that said, the meeting is being held at the Union Hall in Copper Cliff and we invite you to attend in person especially if you do not wish to experience a technical glitch that may prevent in your participation.

Young Workers

Young Workers

INTRODUCTION
The Canadian Union of Public Employee (CUPE) is a large diverse organization that oversees
the needs and wants of many employees across Canada. One of these diverse classifications is
age and more specifically, looking at the young workers within our workplaces. As many would
say that the more experienced, older generation in our workplace is behind in technological
advancements, some would also say that the younger generation of workers are generally
silenced and overlooked by the older generation workers and their employers in regards to
aspects that could ultimately benefit them and their work environment for years to come

HOW DOES IT WORK
This committee would encompass a minimum of one (1) person per department to discuss
issues revolving around young workers within the workplace such as: Health and Safety, Labour
relations, Collective Bargaining Agreement and much more.
Information gathered and collected will be evaluated and considered by the executive member
for review and consideration for other committees if required. In addition, any notes gathered
throughout the year can be used as discussion topics for the YOW committee when meetings
occur.

REQUIREMENTS
● Must be 30 years of age or younger
● Be a Member in Good Standing with CUPE Local 4705
● Be actively employed with the City of Greater Sudbury
● Have general knowledge or willingness to learn the Collective Bargaining Agreement
● Have general knowledge or willingness to learn Employment standards Act as well as
general labour laws

BENEFITS
By being a part of this committee within CUPE Local 4705 will allow the opportunity for:
● Knowledge and understanding of CUPE and your Collective Agreement.
● Better educate the young workers within your workplace on what a union is and what we
can do for them.
● Find new ways to better our work environment and obtain the opinion of the young
workers to see what really matters to them.
● Most importantly give the young workers a safe space to communicate and relay
information without being discriminated against based on age and experience

20 Years Celebration

20 Years Celebration

Sunday June 12 your local 4705 pays tribute and recognition to our history.  We can't know where we're were going without knowing where we've been.

Commemorating all past Presidents of Local 4705 with their portraits hung in your entry lobby to the hall offices and boardroom.   In addition this terms executive voted to name the main boardroom the Wyman MacKinnon Boardroom.

Art was created by our very own member, Paramedic Renelle Lafond over the last few months.   Thanks to the volunteers that helped make this day a success.

President's Wall with Member Artist Renelle Lafond

 

SECTIONAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING Manitoulin-Sudbury DSB

SECTIONAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING Manitoulin-Sudbury DSB

SECTIONAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING

Manitoulin-Sudbury DSB

DATE: Monday, June 20, 2022
TIME: 12:00 noon
PLACE: **Hybrid Mtg** Online via Zoom and In Person @ Manitoulin-Sudbury
District Services Board 210 Mead Blvd, Espanola, ON P5E 1R9

AGENDA

1. Regular Order of Business
2. Nominations/Elections: Labour Management Committee (1)
3. Reminder: Charity Golf Tournament Saturday July 23, 2022

CUPE 4705 is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
Topic: MSDSB Sectional
Time: Jun 20, 2022 12:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86741000493?pwd=OEZESHZsRENiSlVLOWh5TWNIZDB
4UT09

MUNICIPAL OUTSIDE UNIT SECTIONAL MEETING

MUNICIPAL OUTSIDE UNIT SECTIONAL MEETING

MUNICIPAL OUTSIDE UNIT
SECTIONAL MEETING

DATE: Thursday, June 23, 2022
TIME: 5:30 P.M.

PLACE: **Hybrid Mtg** Online via Zoom and In Person at CUPE
HALL, 41 Veterans Rd, Copper Cliff

AGENDA

1. Regular Order of Business
2. Nominations/Elections: Negotiating Committee (4) (1 Alternate)
3. Reminder: Charity Golf Tournament Saturday July 23, 2022

CUPE 4705 is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
Topic: Outside Sectional
Time: Jun 23, 2022 05:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85110179738?pwd=SWZvNWFCYmtnTEJ5YjdsS3Noemcy
UT09

SECTIONAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING MUNICIPAL INSIDE UNIT

SECTIONAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING MUNICIPAL INSIDE UNIT

SECTIONAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING
MUNICIPAL INSIDE UNIT

DATE: Tuesday, June 21, 2022
TIME: 7:00 P.M.
PLACE: **Hybrid Mtg** Online via Zoom and In Person at CUPE HALL, 41 Veterans
Rd, Copper Cliff

AGENDA
1. Regular Order of Business
2. Nominations/Elections: Job Evaluation Committee (1) (1 Advisor)
3. Nominations/Elections: Negotiating Committee (4) (1 Alternate)
4. Nominations/Elections: Inside Co-Chair (1)
5. Nominations/Elections: Health and Safety Committee (1 EMS EVT) (4 OCT)
6. Reminder: Charity Golf Tournament Saturday July 23, 2022

CUPE 4705 is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
Topic: Inside Sectional
Time: Jun 21, 2022 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87073026609?pwd=VDZTZjRzZEMxMTUwS0tBY3Q0b0JIQT09