National Day of Truth and Reconciliation – September 30, 2023

This Saturday, September 30, 2023 is National Truth and Reconciliation Day.

Since 2013, September 30 has been commemorated as “Orange Shirt Day”, inspired by the story of residential school survivor Phyllis Jack Webstad.

As a young girl, Phyllis was gifted a new orange shirt by her grandmother before she was taken to a B.C. residential school. The shirt was confiscated and destroyed by her teacher on the first day of classes. The story has come to symbolize the colonial assimilation goals of the residential school system.

Please wear an orange shirt to work on Friday, September 29, 2023 to commemorate the National Day of Truth and Reconciliation

General Membership Meetings: 2023-2024

General Membership Meetings will be held on the following dates:

September 16, 2023

October 14, 2023

November 18, 2023

December 16, 2023

January 20, 2024

February 10, 2024

March 9, 2024

April 20, 2024

May 11, 2024

June 15, 2024


Please note; All meetings begin at 9:30 am. Meetings will be held both virtually and in person at our Local office. The office is located at: 14-540 Clarke Rd., London

Childcare will be provided.

Election Results

Thank you to all who came out and voted at our last GMM

Election Results are as follows:

Position Name
President Tracey Cooper
Vice President Jan Ramsey
Grievance Officer Patty Kleber
Recording Secretary Natasha Jackson
Financial Officer Caroline Hall
Health and Safety Officer Antoinette Annan
WSIB/Injured Worker Officer Lori Berry
Information Officer Danielle Powell
Membership Officer Stasha Medeiros

Just a reminder that voting credentials have been sent out for our Local Collective Agreement and runs until Tuesday, April 25, 2023 at 12:00 pm.  If you have not received them, please let me know so that I can have them sent out to you again. I can be reached at:



CUPE Transfer Process

By now, you should have received the CUPE Transfer Information. This is a great way for permanent CUPE staff to move to a new location, but make sure that it is something you want to do.

Once you submit the paperwork, you are agreeing to be moved to one of your choices without further consultation and you cannot refuse to move.

More information can be found in the Collective Agreement under Article 35. Make sure you read this before submitting any transfer paperwork.

Paperwork needs to be submitted no later than end of day on April 14th and you will receive an answer by end of day on April 28th. You can only transfer within your current classification and you cannot increase your FTE through the transfer process.

Transfer requests should be sent to:
Please note – “CUPE Transfer Process” in the subject line.

If you have any further questions, you can send them to the above email or ask myself or Patty.

Seniority List

Just a friendly reminder to check the seniority list and make sure that your seniority date is correct.

This has to be done no later than April 5, 2023. After this date, the list will be deemed correct.

This is especially important if it is your first time appearing on the list.

The list can be found on, search for “Cupe Seniority List

If you have any questions or concerns about your date, please email Nicole Bowman at the board.