Lykke de la Cour for Grievance Officer

Lykke de la Cour for Grievance Officer

Vote Lykke de la Cour for a #BetterUnion

My name is Lykke de la Cour and I’m running for Grievance Officer. I am a contract instructor teaching gender, health policy, and critical disability studies and a Unit 2 member.

Since 2006, I have been active in the local in a variety of ways, serving on the Executive Committee as Chief Steward Unit 2, as well as on the Accessibility, Extended Health Benefits, and Better Workplace Initiative Committees. Most recently, I served as a Unit 2 member on the Bargaining Team in this round of bargaining. These experiences have given me extensive knowledge of our collective agreements, grievance and arbitration processes, and the operation of labour relations at York.

If elected Grievance Officer, my primary goal will be to ensure that the provisions of our collective agreements – particularly the recently-won gains around equity, tuition and funding, and Unit 2 job security – are properly implemented and vigorously defended. I will work with the Chief Stewards and the elected Stewards’ Council, together with staff, to work on improving our grievance processes, including the development of a database on grievances and arbitrations.

I believe that a better union is possible. That’s why I’m running as part of a team of candidates who want to create a local for all its members. We want the local to be more open, accessible and welcoming. We are committed to combating the toxicity that drives members away from union meetings. We support electronic voting so more members can participate in decision making. We are committed to building on the strike’s momentum to broaden the campaign against tuition fees and precarious work and for accessible, high quality education. Learn more about our plan and how to join our campaign: click here.