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  • Contract talks continue with CUPE 4207-1

    Brock University continues to work towards a new collective agreement with CUPE 4207, Unit 1, which represents contract instructors, teaching assistants, course coordinators, marker-graders and lab demonstrators.

    The University and CUPE 4207-1 have met three times in mediation and have additional dates scheduled on Sept. 29 and Oct. 2.   The Union has committed to providing a minimum of five days’ notice to the University should they elect to set a strike deadline.

    The University remains hopeful of achieving a new agreement through the collective bargaining process. The University is focused on reaching an agreement that reflects the important work members of the bargaining unit perform, while respecting the current financial and fiscal realities facing the University and the broader public sector in Ontario.

  • CUPE 4207-1 contract talks postponed due to COVID-19 concerns

    Representatives from CUPE 4207-1 have advised the University that the strike deadline which had been set for 12:01 a.m. on Thursday, March 19, is postponed due to COVID-19 concerns. A new deadline has not yet been set.

    Collective bargaining sessions that were scheduled for Tuesday, March 17 and Wednesday, March 18 have also been postponed, at the request of the union.

    Brock remains committed to reaching an agreement with CUPE 4207-1, which represents contract instructors, teaching assistants, course co-ordinators, marker-graders and lab demonstrators.

    Further updates will be provided as new dates are scheduled.

    For updates about collective bargaining, including earlier progress reports, please monitor the Labour Relations at Brock website.

  • Renewal Collective Agreement with OSSTF Ratified

    On September 27, 2018, Brock University’s Board of Trustees ratified a renewal collective agreement that had been reached between the University and OSSTF, District 35. Bargaining unit members also ratified the agreement on September 27. 

    The three-year agreement is retroactive to May 1, 2018, and is effective to April 30, 2021. 

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

    Categories: OSSTF-35

  • Brock and OSSTF Reach Tentative Deal

    On September 21, 2018, representatives from Brock University and OSSTF reached a tentative agreement for a renewal collective agreement.

    Details of the tentative agreement will be released once it has been ratified by the parties.

    OSSTF represents administrative and support staff across the University and the previous collective agreement expired on April 30, 2018.

    Categories: OSSTF-35

  • Conciliation requested in bargaining with OSSTF

    On July 24, 2018, OSSTF-35, which represents Office, Clerical, Administrative, and Library Support employees at Brock University, filed a request for the appointment of a conciliation officer, following nineteen meetings between the parties.  The collective agreement between the University and OSSTF-District 35 expired on April 30, 2018.

    Conciliation is a process by which a union or employer can apply to the Ontario Ministry of Labour for help in reaching a collective agreement.

    The University remains committed to reaching a negotiated settlement, and looks forward to continuing discussions with OSSTF-35 to reach a collective agreement.

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

    Categories: OSSTF-35

  • Renewal Collective Agreement with CUPE 2220 Ratified

    On May 17, Brock University’s Board of Trustees ratified a renewal collective agreement that had been reached between the University and CUPE Local 2220. CUPE 2220 represents support staff at Rodman Hall Art Centre. Bargaining unit members ratified the agreement on May 1.

    The three-year agreement will be in effect July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2021.

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

    Categories: CUPE 2220

  • Brock and CUPE 2220 Reach Tentative Deal

    On May 1, 2018, representatives from Brock University and CUPE Local 2220 reached a tentative agreement for a renewal collective agreement.

    Details of the tentative agreement will be released once it has been ratified by the parties.

    CUPE 2220 represents support staff at Rodman Hall Art Centre and the current collective agreement expires on June 30, 2018.

    Categories: CUPE 2220

  • Renewal Collective Agreement with CUPE 4207-3 Ratified

    On October 30, Brock University’s Board of Trustees ratified a renewal collective agreement that had been reached between the University and CUPE Local 4207-3, ESL Instructors. Bargaining unit members ratified the agreement on October 27.

    The three-year agreement is retroactive to July 7, 2017, and is effective to July 6, 2020.

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

    Categories: CUPE 4207-3

  • Brock and CUPE 4207-3 Reach tentative deal

    Representatives from Brock University and CUPE Local 4207-3 have reached a tentative agreement for a renewal collective agreement.

    The tentative agreement was reached at about 1:00am on Saturday October 21, following a full day of negotiations facilitated by a Conciliation Officer appointed by the Ministry of Labour.

    Details of the tentative agreement will be released once it has been ratified by the parties.

    CUPE 4207-3 represents approximately 59 English as a Second Language (ESL) Instructors at the University.  The current collective agreement expired on July 6, 2017.

     

    Categories: CUPE 4207-3

  • Conciliation requested in bargaining with CUPE 4207-3

    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.

    Categories: CUPE 4207-3, Labour relations