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.

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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 to the provincial framework agreement ratified by the K-12 Presidents’ Council in June.

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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 music, dancing and food, along with speakers from the labour and campus communities, as well as locked out CESAR employee Shahla Navai.

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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 refused to back away from demands members accept concessions across a wide range of job protections.

Details of the proposed collective agreement will not be publicly released until CUPE 1393 members have had an opportunity to review and vote upon it. A ratification vote is currently being scheduled for Wednesday, October 9.

Accordingly, there will be no further public comment from Local 1393 until the ratification vote is completed later in the week.

If approved, members could return to work by the end of the week.

For more information, please contact: 

Dean Roy
CUPE 1393 President

Kevin Wilson
CUPE Communications