Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) - BC

Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) - BC

September 11, 2012 08:00 ET

CUPE at UVic draws the line at security

VICTORIA, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Sept. 11, 2012) - Job security is a big issue for CUPE workers at the University of Victoria. To press that point, security personnel are walking off the job this morning.

CUPE security officers will picket the Campus Security Building beside the Bookstore starting at 6 am. The members of CUPE Local 917 will be joined by CUPE Local 951 clerks who work in the building.

The union locals say it picked the location to remind the administration of the importance of job security, to pressure the employer financially and because it will have a minimal impact on students. Students would have to cross the picket line to pay parking fines, get permits.

There will be some security working on campus as specified by essential services levels set by the BC Labour Relations Board.

Contact Information

  • Rob Park
    CUPE 917 president

    Murray Bush
    CUPE National Communications Representative