Updates

Conciliation sought for OSSTF and CUPE 2220 talks

OSSTF D35, which represents support staff at Brock University, filed a request on 5 June 2015 for the appointment of a conciliation officer, following the tenth meeting between the parties.  A conciliation officer has been appointed by the Ministry of Labour and the parties are canvassing for future meeting dates.  The collective agreement between the University and OSSTF D35 expired on 30 April 2015.

The University is also in negotiations with CUPE 2220, which represents support staff at Rodman Hall Art Centre.  The University filed a request for the appointment of a conciliation officer on 16 June 2015, following the second meeting between the parties.  The University and CUPE 2220 have met on three occasions, and are canvassing for future meeting dates.

Conciliation is a process by which a union or employer can apply to the Ontario Ministry of Labour to appoint a conciliation officer, who will try to help the parties reach a collective agreement.

The University remains committed to reaching negotiated settlements with OSSTF D35 and CUPE 2220, and looks forward to continuing discussions to reach a collective agreement.

Further updates will be provided to the community as discussions continue.


Board ratifies agreement with CUPE 4207 Unit 3

On March 20, Brock University’s Board of Trustees ratified a new collective agreement that had been reached between the University and CUPE Local 4207 Unit 3, which represents ESL instructors at Brock.

The union members had ratified the agreement on March 18.

The three-year collective agreement is retroactive to 7 July 2014, and is effective to 6 July 2017.

A draft of the new collective agreement will be available on the University’s website shortly.

 

 


CUPE 4207 Unit 3 vote to ratify collective agreement

The members of CUPE Local 4207 Unit 3, which represents ESL instructors at Brock University, voted on Wednesday 18 March to ratify a tentative collective agreement that had been reached last weekend with the University.

The University’s board of trustees are to hold a ratification vote on Friday 20 March.

The tentative agreement had been reached on 15 March with the assistance of a conciliator. When ratified by both sides, it would replace the previous collective agreement which expired on 6 July 2014.


Brock University reaches tentative deal with CUPE, Local 4207 Unit 3

The University is pleased to announce that a tentative agreement has been reached between the University and CUPE, Local 4207 Unit 3, which represents ESL Instructors.

The tentative agreement was reached on March 15, 2015 with the assistance of a mediator, and upon ratification by both sides, will succeed the current collective agreement that expired July 6, 2014.

Further details will be released once the tentative agreement has been ratified by both parties.


University commits to continued talks as “no-board report” issued

The University and CUPE 4207-3, representing ESL Instructors, have been bargaining for a renewal collective agreement since June 2014. The parties have met with a provincially appointed mediator in conciliation on three occasions since November, and the Union recently requested what is commonly known as a “no-board report”, the first step toward a legal strike or lockout.

A “no-board report” was issued on Feb. 28, and the Union has posted on its website that a strike deadline of March 17 at 12:01am has been set.

The University is committed to continued talks with the Union to reach a renewal collective agreement, and will provide further updates to the Brock community as discussions continue.

More information about the collective bargaining process can be found on the Brock University Outlook website.