TO: All members of CUPE 3909 Unit 1 Grader Markers, Teaching Assistants, Lab Demonstrators, Seminar Leaders, Tutors, and Lecturer Instructors Unit 2 Sessional Instructors, Librarians, Hourly Music Teachers, and Counsellors

The University of Manitoba Faculty Association (UMFA) representing full time faculty may be setting up pickets around the University effective 7:00 AM Tuesday, November 1st if they have not reached a collective agreement with the University by then.

For all CUPE 3909 members, please be aware of the following:

1. CUPE 3909 Unit 1 and Unit 2 have valid collective agreements in full force and effect at this time.  Therefore by law, all members are required to cross UMFA picket lines and report to work.  Failure to do so will be considered a violation of the employment contract and will have consequences.

2. CUPE 3909 members who wish to show support for UMFA on the picket line should restrict this activity to their own time.

CUPE 3909 supports UMFA members’ right to bargain a fair contract and asks that CUPE 3909 members also show solidarity when possible. Should you encounter any problems or have any questions or concerns during this period, please feel free to contact Karen Naylor at 204 250 8697, CUPE 3909 VP handling Unit 1 and Unit 2.

In Solidarity, CUPE 3909 Executive Board