Reminder regarding work normally performed by CUPE 2424 members
CUASA members are reminded that they should not be performing the work of CUPE 2424 members. If a task is normally done by a 2424 member, it is considered struck work and does not fall under your duties or obligations.
All members should bear the following in mind:
- Members have an obligation to continue their work as usual, including teaching and research obligations. Thus, classes should occur in their usual time and place.
- Members are under no obligation to perform any work normally done by CUPE 2424 members, and CUASA advises that any such work should not be voluntarily taken on.
- Members are encouraged to make any appropriate and reasonable accommodations for students who conscientiously object to crossing a picket line or experience any difficulty in their coursework due to the strike.
- You may experience delays in entering or exiting the university campus, and disruptions in the functioning of your workplace due to strike-related absences. Please respect your colleagues’ right to strike, and be courteous, understanding, and kind in any interactions with picketers.
- Members are urged to join the picket line themselves whenever able (dress warm!) and CUASA will continue to organize solidarity actions in support of your colleagues on the picket line.
- Please report any of the following immediately to [email protected], [email protected], and/or 613-520-2600 ext: 5608 if you observe or experience it:
- Any attempts to direct, coerce, intimidate or harass CUASA members to perform the work of CUPE 2424 members.
- Any unsafe practices or workplace conditions. Members on strike are without the protection of a collective agreement. Since CUASA members share workspaces with CUPE 2424, any alterations to the workplace during a strike could be in violation of CUASA’s own collective agreement.
- Any threats of discipline or breaches of the CUASA collective agreement.
For more detailed information on the status of CUPE 2424 negotiations or job action, please visit cupe2424.ca. Additionally, please read CUASA’s Policy and Advice Statement with respect to Strikes by Members of Another Bargaining Unit.
If in doubt, please contact CUASA for advice.