Richard Hare 1953-2016


To all members of CUPE 2950 :

On behalf of the CUPE 2950 Executive Board and office staff, it is with great sadness that we inform you that Brother Richard Hare passed away suddenly on August 9th. For the past 30 years, Richard was a library assistant in Koerner Library working in the Borrower Services Division.

For 20+ years, he served on the CUPE 2950 Executive board as your union’s Health and Safety Committee Chair and representative at the joint University Health and Safety Committee. Richard was a dedicated advocate for health and safety on campus, working to ensure that local safety committees were functional and had representation from CUPE 2950. He diligently worked to push the employer to recognize that ergonomics play an important role in healthy and safe working conditions.

A celebration of life will be held on Friday August 26th from 12:30-3:00pm at Brock House (3875 Point Grey Road) – on the patio on the north side of the house. If possible please let the union office know if you plan to attend.

By request of the family, in lieu of flowers we will be making a donation in Richard’s name to the Wilderness Committee .

In solidarity,

Karen Ranalletta (President CUPE 2950)

CUPE 2950 Summer Photo Challenge

CUPE 2950 Summer Photo Challenge

Do you like to take selfies? Then this is the summer fun you want to be a part of! Selfie sticks not required. But if you have one feel free to use it. Take some fun selfies at different locations we provide you. Collect all 16 and be entered to win a prize drawn at the September 29th GMM – noon -2pm at the Earth and Ocean Sciences Building – 6339 Stores Road.

Must be present at the meeting to win.

Contest runs from August 2nd to September 23rd. Prizes will be drawn at the September 29th union meeting. One prize for each group of entries (Facebook, Instagram, twitter, and email).

We will post two locations where you will take a selfie every Tuesday for 8 weeks.

First challenge locations (two each week) will be sent out by email on August 2nd and continue until September 19th.

All entries must be submitted in collage (4×4) form on to social media or email by September 23.


  • Must take photos each week and post to social media

  • Tag @cupe2950

  • Use the Hashtag #CUPE2950summerfun

  • Group photos allowed but each person must post separately to be entered

  • Must submit a final collage(4×4) to social media or email on September 23 that includes all photos collected

  • Can submit to all four to get four entries (Facebook, Instagram, twitter, and email)

  • Must be at the September 29th GMM to win

For those who don’t have social media please hold onto photos till the end of contest. On September 23rd submit photo collage (4×4) to the office email to be entered into to a prize draw.


Please contact the union office  – office (at) if you have any questions!


New Collective Agreement and Updated Wage Grid

The latest collective agreement is now available online – CUPE-2950-Agreement-2014-2019


The updated wage grid is also available online CUPE-2950-April-2016

Copies of the print collective agreements will be sent out soon!

Next Union Meeting – September 29th – 12-2pm

The details for the next General Membership Meeting will be as follows:
Date: September 29, 2016
Just a reminder that our GMMs are on employer paid time (the two hours must include your regular lunch).
If you have any questions or comments please call the union office at 2×1494 or Karen directly at 2×1478.

Guest Speaker: David Eby, MLA Vancouver-Point Grey

  1. Roll Call of Officers
  2. Adoption of Agenda
  3. Adoption of Minutes of April 21, 2016
  4. Business Arising from the Minutes:
  5. Nominations for CUPE Local 2950 Executive (2016- 2018):
      1. Recording Secretary
      2.  Diversity Committee Chair
      3. Communications Committee Chair
  6. Unfinished Business
  7. Executive Report – (Karen Ranalletta – President)
  8. Business Agent’s Report – (Frans van de Ven)
  9. Treasurer’s Report – (Sean Park)
  10. Committee Reports:
  • Chief Shop Steward – (Jaimie Miller)
  • Communications Committee – (Siobhan Ryan)
  • Contract Committee – (Susanne Lester – 2ndVP/Chair)
  • Education Committee (Maria Ho – Chair)
  • Grievance Committee (Harry Young – 1st VP/Chair)
  • Health and Safety Committee
  1. New Business