The University has prepared its own FAQ summary in case of a CUPE 2424 strike. Access requires logging into the University’s intranet site.
CUPE 2424 has been given a single date of March 4 to resume bargaining with the employer in advance of the March 5 strike deadline. Negotiations will continue with the help of a Mediator from the Ministry of Labour. We need your support more than ever and will be hosting a Solidarity Rally before the Negotiating Team returns to the table:
University Centre Galleria
Friday, March 2
Been seen. Be heard. Wear Blue!
We have now surpassed 500 members who have completed strike duty sign-up, including picket shifts and alternate duties. Thank you CUPE 2424! We are noticing fewer members signing up for the afternoon and evening picket shifts. We encourage members to consider the later shifts to help ensure more balanced coverage throughout the day.
Thank you to everyone who was able to attend the two Bargaining Info Sessions today!
Given that both sessions reached capacity, we have arranged for another two Bargaining Info Sessions to take place tomorrow, February 15th:
McKenzie Building 3269 – 12PM – 1PM
McKenzie Building 3165 – 1PM – 2PM
For anyone who was unable to receive a hard copy of the Strike FAQ today, here it is:
We have scheduled information sessions over the lunch hours today in order to provide you with details about the latest bargaining developments and our recent step toward possible strike action.
We have arranged two sessions to hopefully accommodate everybody’s lunch breaks. Please note there may be a slight delay in starting the second info session as the Negotiation Team migrates between locations.
3101 Canal Building – 12-1 PM
435 St. Patrick’s Building – 1-2PM
Strike pay sign-up will be available at the meetings for members to get registered early in case of a strike.
We understand some members were not been receiving our latest updates. We have been working with ITS to resolve the matter which should now be corrected. Thank you for your patience.
CUPE 2424 met with the employer for another full day of bargaining yesterday, again with the assistance of a Conciliator from the Ministry of Labour. The parties engaged in a number of frank discussions throughout the day and were able to reach agreement on some issues, but major issues surrounding pensions and job evaluation remain unresolved.
We have agreed to another bargaining date on February 12 upon the recommendation of the Conciliator. This will be our 18th day in bargaining with the employer since July.
The Union and the University have agreed to a further conciliation date on February 1.
CUPE 2424 met with the employer for another full day of bargaining yesterday, assisted once again by a Conciliator from the Ministry of Labour. The parties exchanged packages of proposals but still with very little agreement. We bargained well into the evening yet remain without a deal.
The employer has largely failed to move on monetary proposals overall and has maintained its demand for major concessions.
We are considering the latest proposals and possible options and will continue to provide updates with any new developments.