Union agrees to start negotiations

While the university had hoped that negotiations with CUPE local 917 would start the week of September 16, CUPE asked to defer bargaining until after mediation with Component 3 of CUPE local 4163 was concluded and the associated essential services designation process was complete.  

With the recent ratification of the CUPE 4163 (3) collective agreement, CUPE has now agreed to begin CUPE 917 bargaining. Bargaining with CUPE 917 was scheduled to begin on Nov. 14. However, the parties have agreed to instead begin on Nov. 19. 

Please watch for further updates on the status of CUPE 917 bargaining on this webpage.  Updates about the status of collective bargaining, including the tentative agreements reached with the PEA and the Faculty Association can be found by clicking of the respective tab on this website.