Members of the Canadian Office & Professional Employees Union (COPE) Local 378 at Capilano University have withdrawn all overtime services from the institution as part of an ongoing labour dispute. The union, which represents CapilanoU's support staff, gave the institution 72-hour strike notice on June 1 and instituted the ban on staff overtime as of Thursday afternoon. A statement issued by CapilanoU indicated that the labour action is not expected to affect students enrolled in summer classes. The union said that outstanding issues include benefits, sick leave, minimum hours worked, termination of employees on leave, and language over layoffs. CapilanoU faculty initiated strike action in April, reaching a tentative agreement on May 23.
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Welcome to the You-nion Blog, a collection of random thoughts and information for the members of CUPE local 1858. Through this blog we will be writing about issues that might be of interest to CUPE members, sharing important information about our contract, celebrating the successes of our members, and any other random things that come to mind.
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