It has been a long road, but we have a deal that we are ready to present to you.
Thank you to everyone for your support and determination through all of this. By standing together, we showed the university that we are united and strong.
We also benefited from a boost from the Essential Service Tribunal ruling that rejected the University’s request to take away the right to strike from over 250 workers. Thank you to everyone who helped with our work with that tribunal and special thanks to everyone who appeared as witnesses.
More details of the agreement will be made available at the ratification meeting that will be held on July 9, but we can tell you that, when compared with the University’s last offer, we secured more increases in compensation, a larger ‘signing bonus,’ and a guaranteed level of income for all workers when they retire.
Now we need to ratify this agreement
WHEN: July 9 at 4:30 pm
WHERE: Health Sciences 1150 and 1130
WHAT: Vote to ratify the tentative agreement
While we were ready for any outcome, our goal has always been to get the best deal possible and we believe that’s what we’ve done.
See you on July 9!
CUPE Local 1975 Negotiations Committee