Successful Mediation – Work of the Bargaining Unit


Your grievance committee is pleased to announce that the Union has been successful at mediation regarding a grievance for work of the bargaining unit performed by a person as a student that did not meet the definition of a student.  Your Collective Agreement sets out that persons whose jobs are not in the bargaining unit shall not work on any jobs, which are included in the bargaining unit except in emergencies affecting life and property or in cases mutually agreed upon in writing by the Union Executive and the Corporation.  This is a fundamental component of the Collective Agreement (Article 2), and defines who can do what jobs, and under what circumstances.  Please take the time to review your Collective Agreement, and as always, contact a member of the executive or your steward should you have any questions or concerns.

2021 Community Christmas Toy Project and food drive a huge success at Welland Optimist Club

The Community Christmas Toy Project and food drive was a huge success this year at the Welland Optimist Club.  The community showed their generosity by donating new, unwrapped toys and non-perishable food items during the drive-thru drop-off events hosted by the Club on Patterson Avenue in Welland on December 5 and 11.  Over 215 pounds of food, and a large quantity of toys were collected, all going towards making the Christmas season a little bit brighter for those in need in our community.  This year the food is being donated to the Welland Open Arms Mission.  Thank you to the members of the Welland Optimist Club, and our CUPE Local 1115 members who came out and volunteered during the events.