Updates

  • 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

  • Brock, BUFA ratify new agreement

    The University is pleased to announce that the tentative collective agreement reached between Brock University and the Brock University Faculty Association (BUFA) on June 21, 2017 has been ratified by both parties. The new collective agreement was reached following two months of productive discussions between the union and university’s negotiating committees.

    Brock’s Board of Trustees would like to extend their appreciation to the BUFA negotiating team for their preparation and hard work throughout the process, which helped to ensure that the new collective agreement could be reached before the expiry of the current one.

    Now that the agreement has been ratified, the new collective agreement (in draft form) will be available for review on the Human Resources webpage. The new three-year collective agreement came into effect on July 1, 2017.

    Categories: BUFA, Labour relations

  • University and BUFA reach tentative deal

    Brock University and the Brock University Faculty Association (BUFA) reached a tentative collective agreement on Wednesday June 21, 2017.

    Upon ratification, the tentative agreement would succeed the current collective agreement as of June 30, 2017.

    Details regarding the new agreement will not be released until both parties have ratified it with their principals.

    BUFA represents 569 faculty and professional librarian members at the University.

     

    Categories: BUFA, Labour relations

  • Renewal Collective Agreement with CUPE 4207-1 Ratified

    On March 9, Brock University’s Board of Trustees ratified a renewal collective agreement that had been reached between the University and CUPE Local 4207-1, which represents contract instructors, teaching assistants, course coordinators, marker-graders and lab demonstrators.  Bargaining unit members ratified the agreement on March 16.

    The three-year agreement is retroactive to September 7, 2016, and is effective to September 6, 2019.

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

    Categories: Labour relations

  • Brock and CUPE 4207-1 reach a tentative deal

    Representatives from Brock University and CUPE Local 4207-1 have reached a tentative agreement for a renewal collective agreement.

    The tentative agreement was reached at about 1:30 am Friday (March 3), and followed two full days of negotiations facilitated by a provincially appointed mediator. 

    Details will not be released until the tentative agreement has been ratified by the parties.

    CUPE 4207-1 represents approximately 2,000 contract instructors, teaching assistants, course coordinators, marker-graders and lab demonstrators. The current collective agreement expired on September 6, 2016.

    Categories: Labour relations

  • Picket line info, FAQs posted as talks continue

    Brock University is continuing discussions today (March 2) with CUPE 4207-1 in an effort to reach a collective agreement ahead of the March 3 deadline for the parties to be in a legal strike or lockout position.

    While the University remains committed to reaching a negotiated settlement, in the event of a strike by CUPE 4207-1, the University has provided some guidelines for crossing a picket line, as well as some relevant Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) for members of the Brock community. Please see the appropriate links on this Labour Relations at Brock website.

    People should bookmark and monitor this website for further updates.

    Categories: Labour relations

  • Labour talks continue on Thursday

    Representatives from Brock University and CUPE Local 4207 Unit 1 met with a mediator into the evening on Wednesday March 1, and will resume talks today (March 2) in an effort to reach a tentative agreement on a renewal collective agreement.

    The parties will be in a legal strike/lockout position at 12:01 a.m. on Friday March 3.

    Categories: Labour relations