CUPE 3902 and University of Toronto reach tentative agreement

TORONTO – Negotiators for Local 3902 of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE 3902) have reached a tentative agreement with the University of Toronto. The tentative agreement would, if accepted by the membership, cover 6,000 graduate and undergraduate teaching staff, members of CUPE 3902, Unit 1, who have been on strike since February 27 in an effort to secure improvements to poverty-level funding and precarious working conditions. Members of CUPE 3902-1 will hold a special meeting Read more [...]

All CUPE K-12 locals ratify collective agreements

BURNABY – CUPE’s 57 BC K-12 Local bargaining committees have reached and ratified collective agreements, meeting the November 30 deadline. “We’re pleased that all locals were able conclude local bargaining issues by the November 30 deadline,” says K-12 Presidents’ Council Chair Marcel Marsolais.  “Locals can now focus and look forward to the gains we achieved in this round of bargaining.” Locals bargained individually with school districts to achieve local agreements that added Read more [...]

CUPE 1281 invites students, public and media to join them to say ‘Boo!’ to the spooky lockout of CESAR workers tomorrow at the Ryerson Student Centre

With Halloween approaching, workers at the Continuing Education Students Association of Ryerson (CESAR) have been locked out for almost a month. That’s why Local 1281 of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE 1281), which represents locked out CESAR employees, are inviting students, the public and the media to join them tomorrow (October 30) afternoon as they  ‘Dance Away the Scary Lockout.’ Costumes aren’t mandatory, but encouraged, and the impromptu pre-Halloween party will feature Read more [...]

CUPE 1393 reaches tentative agreement with University of Windsor

Negotiators for Local 1393 of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE 1393) have today reached a tentative agreement with their employer, the University of Windsor. The tentative agreement comes on the heels of four days of marathon collective bargaining between the two sides. If ratified, the collective agreement will end a month-long strike by 282 skilled trades and professional staff at the University of Windsor. Local 1393 members walked off the job on September 8 after the university Read more [...]

CUPE BC Colleges & Universities Committee members in solidarity with CUPE 1393

CUPE BC Colleges & Universities Committee members in solidarity with CUPE 1393 University of Windsor ... Front Row L-R ... Lois Rugg, Lindsay Petley-Ragan, John Horsfield, Lynn Reinarz, Michelle Waite, Laurie Whyte, Emma Somers ... Back Row L-R ... Andris Aplocins, Lily Bachand (mostly hidden), Paul Allison, Ian McLean, Greg Melnechuck, Caroline Sewell, Doug Sprenger — Read more [...]

You are not alone: Paul Moist brings message of solidarity to striking University of Windsor workers

After nearly a month on the picket line, striking University of Windsor skilled trades and professional staff got a big shot in the arm today, courtesy of Paul Moist, national president of CUPE. “You are not alone,” Moist told the striking members of CUPE 1393 during a day-long visit to Windsor. In addition to meeting with striking CUPE members on the picket lines, Moist was briefed on the situation by CUPE 1393’s bargaining committee and National staff supporting the Local. He and CUPE 1393 Read more [...]

CUPE 1334 reaches tentative agreement with Guelph University

Negotiators for Local 1334 of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE 1334) have reached a tentative agreement with the University of Guelph. The tentative agreement follows a marathon bargaining session that went well into the evening. Details of the new agreement are not being released until CUPE 1334 members have had an opportunity to review and vote on whether or not to accept the new agreement. Accordingly, CUPE 1334 will not make any public comments regarding the new agreement until Read more [...]

Bargaining to resume tomorrow between CUPE 1393 and University of Windsor

Negotiations between Local 1393 of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE 1393) and the university will resume tomorrow morning in an effort to resolve the near month-long labour dispute between the two parties. “We’re very pleased that the university has agreed to resume bargaining,” said Dean Roy, president of CUPE 1393. The resumption in bargaining follows a meeting between Roy, CUPE National President Paul Moist, University of Windsor President Alan Wildeman, and his chief negotiator, Read more [...]

Continuing Education Students’ Association of Ryerson locks out staff for refusing to accept crushing concessions

At 12:01 a.m. this morning, hours before a critical meeting of its members, the Continuing Educations Students’ Association of Ryerson (CESAR) locked out two unionized staff. “To not allow CESAR members to have a say in this matter is profoundly anti-democratic and inappropriate,” said Saira Chhibber, president of Local 1281 of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE 1281), which represents the locked-out staff. In addition to demanding future employees’ wages are rolled back 10 per Read more [...]

CUPE 1393 clarifies University of Windsor ‘breakdown’ statement

Local 1393 of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE 1393) wishes to clarify statements made by University of Windsor administration with respect to the recent breakdown of negotiations between the two parties. Earlier today, administration issued a bulletin to students in the public which read: “Talks between UWindsor and CUPE 1393 have broken off. The university remains ready to return to the bargaining table at any time.” For the record, CUPE 1393 is providing the following timeline Read more [...]