Payroll Issues for November 16th, 2023

Update as of 2023/11/16 8:08 PM

The following is an update from the employer.

The issue which caused delays in payroll being deposited for some Memorial University employees today has been identified. The vast majority of employees should now have received their payroll deposits. We anticipate any outstanding deposits will occur over the next few hours. We recognize the concern and inconvenience this situation has caused and we are working with our banking partner to ensure this does not happen again. If any employee has an outstanding issue, please email so that that someone can look into your particular case.

If you still have not yet been paid, please contact as soon as possible.

Update as of 2023/11/16 9:21AM to 9:48AM

The union local has been provided a further update from Memorial University’s Payroll Manager that should soon be communicated to the broader University community as follows.

  • The source of the problem is the Employer’s financial institution transacting of the payroll payout as was requested by the Employer. Payroll had compiled its payroll “file” as per usual and that was approved days ago. However, when the Employer’s financial institution implemented it, it did not payout as per usual.
  • The Employer was told that everyone should get paid today.
  • Some employees who were originally affected are already seeing pay come in.
  • The timing of payout today will likely vary across financial institutions of the payee. For example: TD and CIBC usually process faster whereas NLCU is slower.

Please continue to monitor the Employer’s Newsline for further updates, and/or check back on this post.

Original Post

The union has become aware that several members have not been paid this morning for the current pay period.

The employer has provided the following statement.

Memorial is aware of an issue processing the last payroll between some financial institutions and Memorial, which has resulted in some employees not receiving their deposit into their bank accounts overnight. Memorial’s departments of Financial and Administrative Services and Human Resources are working with financial institutions to resolve the issue as quickly as possible. Memorial understands the urgency to resolve this issue and will provide an update when available.

This is consistent with reports from many members to our Team of Stewards, whereby some folks that use certain financial institutions to receive their pay (e.g. RBC) were paid this morning and others (e.g. CIBC and subsidiaries) have not.

Please monitor the Employer’s Newsline for further updates, and or check back on this post.

CUPE 1615

CUPE NL 2023 Human Rights Conference

CUPE Newfoundland and Labrador’s 2023 Human Rights Conference will be held on the weekend of September 30th and October 1st in Gander, NL at the Quality Hotel and Suites. It promises to be an exciting weekend filled with information, learning, and fun.

The Executive of CUPE 1615 has approved funding for two members to attend. To express interest, please contact Natalie Webber of the Education Committee at as soon has possible.

See Section 13 of our by-laws regarding Delegates to Conferences, Conventions, Schools and Seminars and note that members attending conventions must have been active in the union over the past and must have attended 50% or 5 of the 9 general monthly meetings during the past 12 months. Note that this meeting attendance criterion may be waived upon appeal to the members attending a regular monthly meeting. In the absence of a regular monthly meeting an appeal may be made to the Executive.

Attendees of this CUPE NL 2023 Human Rights Conference are suggested to bring orange shirts as September 30th is a day to honour and remember all those who never returned from residential schools and all those who survived. Wearing orange on that day is a recognition that Every Child Matters.

Senority Lists May 2023

Hello all,

Here are the most recent seniority lists that we have.  As usual, one is sorted by name, while the other is sorted by date.  The information on both SHOULD be the same!

If there are any errors, we have only 30 days to let HR know, so kindly advise the office as soon as possible if you notice any discrepencies. Before that timeline is up, one master list of all received issues will be sent to HR for verification and correction if needed.

Let Natalie know by emailing





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