Participate in CUPE’s Safe Union Spaces Survey

Earlier this year, CUPE’s National Executive Board created a National Safe Union Spaces Working Group to address serious concerns about gender-based violence and other forms of harassment and discrimination in our union.

The Working Group, advised by expert external consultants, has been reviewing CUPE’s existing tools and processes, identifying gaps where we need changes or additional resources to ensure safer union spaces.

As part of this important effort, the Working Group is launching a survey.

CUPE encourages all members to participate in this survey. The survey will help us identify actions we can take and policies we can adopt to make CUPE more welcoming for all members.

The survey closes September 28.

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CUPE National Survey

Sisters and Brothers,

As you’re more than aware, one of the more difficult challenges of our lives is finding a balance between our work, our families and dealing with care-giving issues. It’s not easy to do and often we find ourselves making sacrifices and hard choices. This creates tension and conflict both at work and at home and results in un-needed stress with its emotional and physical consequences.

If we can make changes to our working lives which will result in an ability to manage these challenges more easily and reduce the stress they produce then we need to do so. CUPE is embarking on a national survey of our members to gather information which can then be used to raise awareness of the issues, develop policies and design contract language which will benefit us all as we try to find ways to deal with care-giving and work/life balance.

Please take a few minutes and fill out the survey.



Important information about a Membership Survey

Membership Survey

Sisters and Brothers:

Arising from a motion at the January 21, 2015 Membership Meeting, we have engaged the services of Strategic Research, an independent research company, to conduct a telephone survey of our members. The purpose of this survey is to gather information on how we feel about working conditions with the City of Burnaby.

This is a confidential survey and individual results will not be disclosed. The survey will consist of approximately 20 questions and will take about 10 minutes to do.

We have approximately 2,500 members in our Local Union. To ensure that the survey is as accurate as possible, we will have to get 300 interviews completed.

In the next few days you may receive a call from Strategic Research. We hope that you will look for their call and participate in this very important and confidential survey. The phone number that should show on your call display is: 604-323-2694. In some cases due to network incompatibility the number may not be displayed.

Strategic Research intends to begin the survey on February 23, 2015, and anticipates that it will take about a week to complete.

It’s really important that we get as much participation as we possibly can for this survey because it will provide us with very useful information that we can use for bargaining purposes.

Simon Challenger, President