Conciliation sought in negotiations with CUPE, Local 4207 Unit 1

Brock University continues to work on reaching a renewed collective agreement with CUPE Local 4207 Unit 1. The union represents most Instructors, Teaching Assistants, Course Coordinators, Lab Demonstrators and Marker/Graders at Brock.

The two parties have been meeting regularly over the fall and some progress has been made towards reaching a negotiated agreement. As part of the bargaining process, the union has let the University know that it has filed a request for the appointment of a conciliation officer.

Conciliation is a normal part of the collective bargaining process in Ontario. A union or employer can apply to the Ontario Ministry of Labour for help in reaching an agreement.

The University remains committed to reaching a negotiated settlement and looks forward to continuing discussions with CUPE Local 4207 Unit 1 to reach a collective agreement.

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