Letter from our President!

December 22,2023

To: All CUPE 1253 members
The purpose of this document is to inform members about:
Bill 17 and its impact on CUPE members and free collective bargaining.
1253 members’ responsibilities in the event of political action.

Bill 17 and its impact on CUPE members and free collective bargaining:
Government has recently passed Bill 17 which significantly impacts the members of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE).
This legislation breaks signed contracts and promises. This action is a direct attack on free collective bargaining. In response to this attack by government on free collective bargaining, union members may decide to participate in political action.

Members’ responsibilities in the event of political action:
We understand that our members may have questions about the impact of such actions on their work.
In the event of political action, that should not prevent members from entering the workplace. However, if members are prevented from entering the workplace, they should notify their supervisor, superintendent or designate.
CUPE 1253 members must avoid any action that could reasonably jeopardize their personal safety and well being.
You must remain on site and wait for instructions from your employer. It is their responsibility to ensure that there is a safe and secure plan for entering the worksite.
Your local continues to monitor the situation closely and will keep you informed of developments. If you have any questions, please reach out to your local representatives.
Thank you for supporting free collective bargaining.

In Solidarity,
Iris Lloyd,
NBCSDU CUPE 1253 Provincial President


Letter to all Presidents from sister Iris Lloyd

Hello Membership,

Below is a letter sister Iris has sent out to all local presidents.

Hello Presidents,
Attached to this email you will find a signed MOA between Government and the NBCSDU CUPE 1253. Government has acknowledged there is a recruitment and retention crisis for Power Engineers. Therefore, they have come to the 1253 council with a Resourcing adjustment of 25% for the following classifications,

Custodial Foreperson with a Class 4 Power Engineer License. Job specs include checking maintaining boiler systems,
Power Engineer 1
Power Engineer 2
School Plant Superintendent

There will be lots of questions from our members. Please reach out to your maintenance to gather questions or comments to bring to the President’s meeting. I do not have the document in French, as we bargain in English. I do apologize.

Our Annual Presidents meeting will be held on Saturday November 18th 10am, at the Fredericton Inn. As is our tradition lunch will be provided. Please RSVP no later than Friday November 10th. If you have any dietary restrictions, please let Charline know in the RSVP. secretarytreasure@1253.ca
The Hotel as of now has no rooms left available for the night of November 17th. Please start looking for accommodations elsewhere as we have asked to be placed on a cancelation list. If you need a room and want to be placed on the cancelation list, please let Charline know ASAP. This meeting is only for Presidents. If you are unable to attend and are sending an Alternate, please let Charline know.

This is also a reminder that Charline needs the contact information for your locals Treasurer. If you haven’t already done so, please reach out to Charline with the contact details. In saying all of this, Per Capita Payments are due up until Sept 30th 2023. If your local has not paid Per Capita to 1253, I kindly ask you to do so. As of now, our Bylaws have not been sent back for approval from National from our September convention. I will let the locals know when they do.

Our Cupe 1253 Website is up and running 1253.ca. All upcoming events will be added to our website. Please check there frequently for updates. We are currently working on a new social media page that will be added to our website when up and running.

See you all on the 18th,
Iris Lloyd,
NBCSDU President

All presidents meeting @ Fredericton Inn November 18th 10am

All presidents please join your 1253 executive for an all presidents meeting on November 18th 2023 at the Fredericton Inn starting at 10:00am, Lunch will be provided and if you have dietary restrictions please reach out to Secertarytreasure@1253.ca

Please R.S.V.P By November 10th at 5pm so we can order the lunch

Moving forward the executive team is working hard to establish a new Facebook page for all members to be able to access and will be posting the link shortly on the website, Please stay tuned.

Hope to see you all there on the 18th.