OSSTF-35

  • Conciliation requested in bargaining with OSSTF

    Representatives from Brock University and the Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation, Local 35 (OSSTF-35), which represents Office, Clerical, Administrative and Library Support employees, are continuing to actively bargain a renewal collective agreement.

    The existing collective agreement between the parties expired on April 30, 2021 and the parties have met in bargaining on 12 dates since the spring.

    At this time, the University has applied to the Ontario Ministry of Labour to appoint a conciliation officer to assist the parties in reaching a collective agreement. Conciliation is a normal part of the collective bargaining process in Ontario. A union or employer may apply to the Ministry of Labour, and the Ministry will appoint a conciliation officer. That person is a neutral third-party who can provide assistance in reaching a collective agreement.

    The University remains committed to reaching a negotiated settlement, and looks forward to continuing discussions with OSSTF-35. Brock is focused on reaching an agreement that reflects the important work members of the bargaining unit perform, while respecting the current legislation in Ontario and the operational needs of the University.

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

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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