On September 8, 2017, CUPE 4207-3, which represents ESL Instructors, filed a request for the appointment of a conciliation officer, following twelve meetings between the parties. The collective agreement between Brock University and CUPE 4207-3 expired on July 6.
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 assist the parties to reach a collective agreement.
The University remains committed to a negotiated settlement and looks forward to continuing our discussions with CUPE 4207-3 to reach a collective agreement.
Further updates will be provided to the community as discussions continue.