RoleThe Concordia University Inter-Union Council (IUC) is a body composed of the presidents of the staff and faculty unions at Concordia. Although attempts to form an inter-union council were made in previous years, it was in January 1995 that the council first met. In 2007, CUFA, the full-time professors union, and TRAC, the newly formed union of Teaching and Research Assistants, joined the IUC.
The IUC came together for a number of reasons. To begin, the climate surrounding labour relations at the University was of concern to the unions. The University was also in the midst of many changes: a new rector, budgetary cutbacks, and organizational reviews to name a few. These changes were affecting the working conditions of all union members, and the IUC came about in response to these concerns.
The overall objective of IUC is to improve the working conditions of its members within the context of Concordia’s mission. By fostering communication among unions, exchanging information, working together on common issues and coordinating efforts and actions, the IUC has been effective in defending the collective rights of Concordia staff and faculty.
The Council usually meets several times during the academic year. Periodically, the IUC also meets with senior Concordia administrators to discuss issues of common concern. As it is an informal body, decisions are taken by consensus.
ACUMAE (Association of Concordia University Management Administration Employees)
CUCEPTFU (Concordia University Continuing Education Part-Time Faculty Union)
CUFA Concordia University Faculty Association http://www.cufa.net/
CULEU Concordia University Library Employees Union http://www.culeu.ca/
CUPEU Concordia University Professional Employees Union http://www.cupeu.org/
CUPFA Concordia University Part-Time Faculty Association http://www.cupfa.org/
CUSSU Concordia University Support Staff Union http://www.cussu.org
CUUSS/TS Concordia University Union of Support Staff - Technical Sector http://cuss-ts.org
USW United Steel Workers - Local section 9538 (SGW) Syndicat des métallos - Section locale 9538 (SGW) http://metallos.org
TRAC-TA The Public Service Alliance of Canada/TRAC Union (TRAC-TA's) L'alliance de la fonction publique du Canada/Syndicat TRAC auxiliaires d'enseignement http://trac-union.ca/
TRAC-RA (The Public Service Alliance of Canada/TRAC Union (TRAC-RA's) L'alliance de la fonction publique du Canada/Syndicat TRAC auxiliaires de recherche http://trac-union.ca/