Meet your new Executive members

Hello CUPE 3433,

Elections were held on Wednesday, May 3 during our AGM for positions on the Executive with expiring terms. Election results were as follows:

Secretary-Treasurer: (2 year term)
Phil Cormier

Communications Officer: (2 year term)
Matt Thompson

Grievance Officer: (2 year term)
Bill Cameron

Membership Officer: (2 year term)
Candace Sears

The positions of President (Roxie Ibbitson), Vice-President (Kellie Mattatall), Recording Secretary (Alana Estabrooks), and Education Office (Elaine Simpson) will be up for election in the spring of 2018.

In addition Trustee positions are now as follows:
Lesley Bonang (3-yr)
Raine Phythian (2-yr)
Sarah Kardash (1-yr)

Welcome new and returning Executive members.

Bargaining Committee 2017

As we approach the end of the term of our collective agreement (June 30, 2017), a general survey was sent out via email to all members of CUPE 3433 on March 15 giving members an opportunity to comment on aspects of the collective agreement.

The results of this survey will help in creating a second survey, aimed at narrowing the issues of importance. This survey will be sent out around May. There will also be a special meeting for members to discuss bargaining in more detail.

Members are welcomed to contact any member of the bargaining team directly with any questions or concerns.

The members of your team are:

International Women’s Day – March 8, 2016

The President’s Advisory Committee on Women’s and Gender Issues invites the Mount Allison Campus and the Sackville community to attend these events planned to celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievement of women and to continue the dialogues of gender parity, violence, and inclusion.

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1st Annual Christmas Social

The executives of Locals 2338 and 3433, along with the Unite for Fairness Ad Hoc Committee, would like to invite you to a Christmas Social.

DATE: Tuesday December 8th, 2015
TIME: 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
WHERE: The Pond, Wallace McCain Student Centre

The event will include Christmas music, finger food, a complimentary drink ticket, door prizes, and 50/50 draw with two winners.


Proposed Changes — Defined Benefit Pension Plan

Thanks to the expanded pension committee who has worked diligently since 2013, we have researched, discussed and pushed to secure a situation where we protect and ensure a sustainable defined pension plan for our members, insuring dignity and security upon retirement.

This responsibility was not taken lightly and after much deliberations a vote was taken and it was decided to bring this to the Executive and to the membership.

With the support of the Executive I would like to recommend that members accept these changes and vote yes.

Voting will occur at the R.P. Bell Library:

  • Thursday, October 1, 2015 from 1 pm-4 pm
  • Friday, October 2, 2015 from 9 am-4 pm

In Solidarity,
Roxamy Ibbitson
President, CUPE Local 3433/MASA

CUPE NB Convention 2015

There is a CUPE NB Convention coming up April 16th – 18th at the Fredericton Inn, Fredericton.

These conferences are a great opportunity to network with members of other locals, and have fun. Your time away from work, travel, accommodations and meals are paid for from CUPE funding.

If any members would like to attend, please notify us by March 6th.

Members of the Executive who will be in attendance are Phil Cormier and Kellie Mattatall.

Details of the Convention are here:

Mount Allison University Staff Association Bursary

CUPE Local 3433 (MASA) funds two bursaries for bargaining unit members and their families (see below).

Interested full-time students with the MASA affiliation are encouraged to apply for the 2014-2015 bursaries by Friday, February 27, 2015. The application form can be found on the Registrar’s Office website at:

Please be sure that the Statement Letter indicates application for the MASA Bursary, and names the affiliated MASA member. There is also a box on the Bursary Application that must be checked off. Completed forms should be submitted to Margaret Esparza-Lee, Financial Aid and Awards Counsellor in the Registrar’s Office.

If you have further questions regarding this matter, please do not hesitate to contact me, or Margaret (

Mount Allison University Staff Association Bursary:

“The MASA bursary (two of $500 each) shall be awarded first to any applicant who is a full-time student at Mount Allison University  (as defined by MTA policy) and a member of MASA (including a member on leave) or part of a member’s immediate family (immediate family defined as children*, grandchildren, spouse or siblings). If more than two qualified people apply the bursaries shall be awarded first to eligible members, then to their children, grandchildren, spouses and siblings. Within any level of eligibility, priority will be given based on financial need. If less than two apply, the remaining bursary or bursaries shall be awarded by the Financial Aid officer to needy MTA student(s) without the MASA restriction.

* Including biological children, step-children and adopted children (whether formally adopted or not — i.e. including ones who have been living with the member, as family) regardless of their age, whether they live at home, marital status, etc.”