Welcome to the CUSSU/SESUC website
You have a concern or problem in your work area, call the Union Office at 514-848-2424 ext. 8644. If we are absent from the office please leave us your name, telephone number, and a brief message concerning your call, and someone will get back to you as soon as possible.
Note that you can reach Sharon McLean every Wednesdays from 8:45 to 15:00 and she can take your message or forward you to the appropriate person.
You can also send your documents by faxing at 514-848-4591. We are located at 2130 Bishop room MI-303.
We look forward to hearing from you.
New Executive Committee
President: Donna Fasciano
Secretary: Filomena De Gennaro
V.P. Grievance: Laurel Leduc
Treasurer: Jian Jiao
V.P. General: Derek Page
V.P. Health & Safety: Karl Stamp
V.P. Information: Jennifer Muir
V.P. Women’s Issues: Vidya Khan
Union Council Members
Starting on the pay of March 17, 2017 union dues will be increased from 1.3% to 1.6%. We understand that members will not be happy about this, however, we have been informed that CUSSU has some of the lowest union dues our CSN representative, Guillaume Forest-Allard has seen (most unions pay around 2%) and the cost of grievances has become quite costly as more are going to arbitration. The Union is increasing the dues in order to better support its members.
Update on Negotiations
The last negotiation meeting with the University was on Tuesday, November 29, 2016. There are currently no other dates booked as CUSSU has been informed by the CSN that there is an issue with how the University has implemented the Pay Equity Maintenance. Unfortunately, we cannot sign the new Collective Agreement with this issue pending as we would be legally accepting this. A grievance has been filed in this regard. Your Union is currently working on trying to resolve this issue as quickly as we can.
Upcoming dates for Negotiation:
Unity Is Strength
As you already know, Concordia University will be reviewing the terms of our pension plan. The five CSN unions at Concordia University have decided to unite and speak with one voice in order to negotiate changes to the plan that will be acceptable for our members. With bill 75 regarding pension plans in the university sector, the provincial government has ensured that Concordia holds all the cards. Negotiating will not be easy. Your union representatives have never backed down from a challenge and they will fight! With your support and solidarity, we will ensure that the negative impact of the changes is limited. Therefore, Concordia University Library Employees’ Union (CULEU), Concordia’s University Continuing Education Part-Time Faculty Union (CUCEPTFU), Concordia University Support Staff Union (CUSSU), Concordia University Union of Support Staff-Technical Sector (CUUSS-TS) and Concordia University Professional Employees Union (CUPEU) are working closely together to make sure that their members can get the best deal possible.
We have developed a new tool for understanding our current Pension Plan – it is a live web site created by the CSN which can be accessed at: myconcordiapension.ca