General Membership Meeting, September 26, 2019

We hope to see you at the first General Membership Meeting of the new school year!

Thursday, September 26, 2019
5 – 7pm
Young 201, Lansdowne campus.

Agenda, minutes from the May 28th meeting, and executive reports are below. Please feel free to read the reports in advance of the meeting and bring your questions. Print copies will not be provided but we will have all documents available for reading on the overhead projector.

2019.09.26 Agenda General Membership Meeting
2019.05.28 General Membership Minutes
2019.14 Sept Report – Correspondence Secretary
Executive Report – Communications Officer_CALM Conference 2019
September Executive Report_Job Evaluation Coordinator

General Membership Meeting, May 28, 2019

The May General Meeting is on Tuesday, May 28 from 12pm to 12:50pm on both campuses.
Locations: LACC 122 (Interurban) & WT 203 (Lansdowne), via videoconference.

Members are welcome to look at the following documents before the meeting:

2019.05.28 General Meeting Agenda
2019.04.30 General Meeting Minutes
2019.03.12 Special Meeting Minutes
2019.03 Correspondence Secretary Report  
2019.05 Correspondence Secretary Report
2019.05.14 Education Report
Prihar Executive Report – Member-at-Large – May 7 2019


CUPE Local 2081 co-hosts Day of Mourning ceremony on Camosun’s Lansdowne campus, April 26

The annual Day of Mourning commemorates workers who have been killed or seriously injured as a result of their job. CUPE Local 2081 (Camosun College support staff) and the Victoria Labour Council will mark the day with a public ceremony on Camosun College’s Lansdowne campus on Friday, April 26.

According to WorkSafeBC, last year 131 B.C. workers died from a workplace injury or disease. Sixty-six deaths were from occupational disease (primarily related to historical asbestos exposure), and 65 resulted from traumatic injuries on the job.

“Even one death on the job is one too many,” says Keith Todd, President, CUPE Local 2081. “The Day of Mourning is a time to remember those who have lost their lives or been seriously injured while at work, and to renew our commitment to creating safe and healthy workplaces.”

The Canadian Labour Congress held the first National Day of Mourning ceremony in 1985, making Canada the first country to formally commemorate workers killed in the workplace. In 1991, the federal government passed the Workers Mourning Act, and the following year British Columbia proclaimed April 28 the Day of Mourning. Today, it is recognized in 100 countries around the world.

The CUPE Local 2081/Victoria Labour Council ceremony is one of 35 events taking place throughout the province.

Day of Mourning Ceremony
Date:                     Friday, April 26, 2019
Time:                    10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Location:             Camosun College, Lansdowne Campus (3100 Foul Bay Road)
Southeast corner of the Paul Building   

There is also a ceremony for Camosun College staff and community on Interurban campus, same time, in front of the flag poll by the bus loop.

**Note that the official Day of Mourning is April 28. This recognition ceremony is taking place on the preceding weekday.

For more information, visit

2019 Annual General Meeting Minutes + New Officers

Weren’t able to make it to our AGM on March 28? That’s okay, we documented it! Please take a look at the minutes from the 2019 AGM.

2019.03.28 Annual General Meeting Minutes

One of the most important things that happened at the AGM was the election of your new Local 2081 officers! Here they are:

Executive positions : elected at your AGM for two year term:

  1. Vice President: Shane Johnson
  2. Secretary-Treasurer: Petty Wong
  3. Recording Secretary: Michel Turcotte
  4. Chief Shop Steward/Office Coordinator: Erynne Grant
  5. Job Evaluation Coordinator: Milo Anstey

Executive positions : elected at your AGM for one year term:

  1. Member at Larger: Ranbir Prihar, Melissa Davidson
  2. Campus Steward (Interurban)  VACANT

Committees and Representatives: elected at your AGM for one year term:

  1. Health and Safety Committee: Ana Maria Garcia, Nancy-Ellen Mabey
  2. Victoria Labour Council: Kelly Speak, Pamela Vivian, Shane Johnson, Susan Rudiger, Charles Campbell
  3. Vancouver Island District Council: Keith Todd, Shane Johnson, Erynne Grant, Roseanne Harvey, Melissa Davidson, Michel Turcotte, Pamela Vivian

Trustee positions

~VACANT 3 year term (2019-2022)

~VACANT 1 year term (present-2020) (due to retirement)

CUPE BC 56th Convention Delegates (May 1 – 4, 2019)

  1. Keith Todd
  2. Shane Johnson
  3. Erynne Grant
  4. Petty Wong
  5. Pamela Vivian
  6. Ranbir Prihar

See the full Executive Board here.



CUPE Local 2081 Annual General Meeting: March 28, 2019

We hope to see many CUPE Local 2081 members at the Annual General Meeting 2019 on Thursday, March 28, from 5pm to 7:30pm in Young 216 (Gibson Auditorium), Lansdowne campus.

The meeting agenda and the minutes from the Annual General Meeting 2018 are available here:

2019.03.28 Annual General Meeting Agenda
CUPE Annual General Meeting Minutes March 20 2018

Please feel free to read the annual reports from executive members before the meeting:

Vice President
Education Coordinator
Recording Secretary
Job Evaluation Coordinator
JOSH Committee Co-chair
Communications Officer
Board of Governors Representative

Elections Required

Executive positions – elected at your AGM for two year term:

  1. Vice President
  2. Secretary-Treasurer
  3. Recording Secretary
  4. Chief Shop Steward/Office Coordinator
  5. Job Evaluation Coordinator

Executive positions – elected at your AGM for one year term:

  1. Member at Larger: two positions
  2. Campus Steward (Interurban)  (there is one year left in this term)

Committees and Representatives – elected at your AGM for one year term:

  1. Health and Safety Committee: 2 representatives
  2. Victoria Labour Council: 5 representatives
  3. Vancouver Island District Council: 11 representatives

Trustee positions

  • 3 year term (2019-2022)
  • 1 year term (present-2020; due to retirement)

Your union requires active participation within your executive, committees and delegates. Education and training are available; see CUPE Local 2081’s by-laws for more information.

Retirement Planning Workshop: April 11 – 13, 2019

Please join us for a 2.5 day Retirement Planning Workshop for CUPE 2081 members and their spouses

It’s never too early to start planning for your retirement. Learn about government and workplace pensions and leave with some good tools to help you prepare financially and psychologically. Presented by CUPE BC.

NOTE: This workshop does not provide specific or personal financial advice.

Thursday, April 11 (full day, 9am – 4pm)
Friday, April 12 (full day, 9am – 4pm)
Saturday, April 13 (half day, 9am – 1pm)

Participants MUST attend all days.

Camosun College, Interurban Campus
Thursday, April 11: CBA 124
Friday, April 12 & Saturday, April 13: CBA 211

How to register:
1) Seek approval from your supervisor.

2) CUPE 2081 Members: You will need to register with the CUPE National site at Email Shelley Butler at to advise of your registration, and your department and supervisor’s name. We will need to know this information to request Union Leave for the Friday.

3) Members with spouses who will attend: Send spouse’s first and last name to Shelley Butler by phone (250-370-4690) or email (

Note: there is a maximum of 35 participants. Sign up early to ensure your seat.

Leave for this 2.5 day workshop:
Thursday will be Employer-paid leave.

Friday will be Union Leave (once your leave from work is approved and you have registered, CUPE 2081 will send the appropriate paperwork to your supervisor).

Saturday will be your own time, provided you do not work on Saturdays. If you do work on Saturdays, vacation leave, banked overtime leave, or unpaid leave may be taken.

What to bring:
1) A calculator.

2) Your Member Benefits Statement. (The MPP and CPP presenters will go over them during their presentations. If you don’t have your Members Benefits Statement, please call the MPP at 1-800-668-6335 to set up an account. If you already have an account and need to reprint your statement, go to the MPP site at Select “My Account” and follow the directions.)

3) Refreshments and lunch will be provided on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday morning. We are unable to accommodate dietary restrictions. If you have any dietary restrictions, please bring your own food and/or drink.

General Membership Meeting: Thursday, November 22, 2018

Please review the reports and documents prepared for the November 22 General Membership Meeting.

2018.10.18 Minutes October General Meeting Minutes
2018.11.22 Agenda – November General Meeting Agenda
Executive Report – Chief Shop Steward-Office Coordinator
Executive Report – Health and Safety Coordinator
2018.11 Representative Report – Victoria Labour Council-Oct 17-2018 (Speak)