CUPE 4512 Resolution
The following message was passed unanimously at the largest ever Special
General Meeting of CUPE 4512:
The CUPE 4512 membership (CSU staff) vigorously condemns the recent
heavy-handed and completely unjustified disciplinary measure imposed on
CUPE 4512 President Christina Xydous by the Concordia Student Union.
On November 19th, Ms. Xydous was notified that she was suspended without
pay for two months. In the notice, signed by CSU President Brent
Farrington, it is clear that it is Ms. Xydous' recent actions as CUPE 4512
President criticizing the CSU's many violations of the collective
agreement that is the CSU's motivating factor for imposing this
disciplinary measure. Adding insult to injury, Ms. Xydous received the
notice on the first day of a planned post-operative 1-week sick leave.
Thus, the CSU refuses to remunerate her during her convalescence.
Ms. Xydous is clearly being punished for vocally defending all of our
interests as CSU staff and members of CUPE 4512. She was not disciplined
for anything she did as an employee.
We wholeheartedly support our President and we pledge to undertake a
public campaign denouncing this blatant example of union-busting as well
as advocating for her immediate reinstatement with full back-pay and a
written apology to be published in the campus media.