The University is also engaged in collective bargaining with CUPE 4207, Unit 3, which represents ESL Instructors. On Aug. 31, following six meetings in bargaining, CUPE 4207-3 applied to the Ministry of Labour to request the assistance of a conciliator.
Conciliation is a normal part of the collective bargaining process in Ontario. A union or employer may apply to the Ontario Ministry of Labour for help in reaching an agreement. A conciliator has been assigned and future meeting dates are yet to be determined.
The University remains committed to reaching a negotiated settlement and looks forward to continuing discussions with CUPE Local 4207-3.
Further updates will be provided to the community as discussions continue.