Non-Union Bento Sushi

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Compass is allowing Bento Sushi to open a kiosk at the University of Regina and employ non-Union for production. This will mean that Bento Sushi is the only Chartwells franchise operator at the University of Regina employing non-CUPE staff.

The Union believes this is an attempt to bust the Union and to erode the bargaining unit.  If this is allowed with Bento Sushi, what is to stop the other franchises from also deciding to employee their own non-Union staff?

If you support workers having a fair wage and the protection that belonging to a union provides, please don’t shop at Bento Sushi on campus.

Fall 2015 Scholarship

The $500 scholarship will be awarded to a University of Regina
undergraduate or graduate student who meets the following criteria:

· must be a Student Employee member of CUPE 5791 at time of
· registered in full-time studies for the semester in which they are
· student must have a minimum average of 60% in their most recent year
of study
· must submit a short essay, not to exceed two pages, on the topic
selected by the scholarship committee.
Topic for Fall 2015 Scholarship:

“Should Unions run candidates in Municipal, Provincial or Federal
elections and why?”

Please submit cover letter, essay and unofficial transcripts to the
CUPE 5791 office (Campion College, Room 122) by November 27, 2015.
letter is to include position, department, email address and a short

Note: As a condition of your scholarship application, you are
authorizing that your submissions may be acknowledged and/or
reproduced in CUPE correspondence.

Benefits Update

An email was sent out to all cupe members on 7/10/2015.  Just in case you missed it, here is the information.
For Members of the Non-Academic Benefit Plans
(including eligible members of CUPE 5971, Campion, Luther and the MacKenzie Art Gallery)
Premium increases are taking effect as of July 1, 2015.  Please refer to for further information.
Darlene Marchuk

CUPE Workshop

You can now register online for cupe workshops!  The next upcoming workshop is “Introduction to Stewarding” which is a great stepping stone to better understanding the union and what it does for you and what you can do for your other co-workers!  Check our events notice for more details on this course, or go to the online registration to see all the workshops available.

Click here to see the pdf version of the notice for the Notice, Introduction to Stewarding, Regina & Area Locals, Sept. 4 &5, 2015.