CUPE Local 926

Wilfrid Laurier University rejects arbitration offer, CUPE 926 on strike to defend good jobs in Waterloo

WATERLOO, ON – Custodians, groundskeepers and tradespeople at Wilfrid Laurier University (WLU), members of Local 926 of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE 926), are now on legal strike to defend good jobs and quality public services in Waterloo. “We put forward what we still believe to be a fair and reasonable solution to…

CUPE Local 926

As community rallies in support, CUPE 926 proposes binding arbitration to settle Wilfrid Laurier University impasse

WATERLOO, ON – As supporters descended on the Wilfrid Laurier University (WLU) campus, negotiators for Local 926 of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE 926) today proposed binding arbitration to resolve the impasse between the two sides. “There already is agreement on a number of issues,” said Allan Savard, president of CUPE 926, which…

With employer-imposed deadline looming, CUPE 926 resumes bargaining with Wilfrid Laurier University

‘Our goal is a negotiated settlement, but WLU is driving this bus to a lockout or strike’ on July 10, says CUPE 926 President  WATERLOO, Ont. — With a university-imposed deadline of July 10 for either a lockout or strike looming, negotiators for Local 926 of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE 926) will…

Stop contracting out at Wilfrid Laurier & U of T

Our universities are under attack. Privatization and contracting out is rampant in the sector. It will take every one of us to defend our jobs and maintain the quality of the services CUPE members provide for students. TAKE ACTION NOW. Please sign the following online petitions protesting the contracting out of caretaking services at Wilfrid…

Letter of Solidarity with Gilary Massa

Copy of Letter sent to Andrea Bartlett, President of Ryerson Students’ Union Re: Immediate Reinstatement of Gilary Massa Dear Ms. Bartlett: I am writing to you on behalf of CUPE Ontario, the largest union in Ontario representing more than 250,000 members, including approximately 30,000 workers at universities across the province. I am also writing on…

Bargaining resumes tomorrow between CUPE 926 and Wilfrid Laurier University

Custodial workers’ union prepared to negotiate “as long as it takes … but we need a willing partner at the bargaining table,” says CUPE 926 President Allan Savard. WATERLOO, ON – Bargaining will resume tomorrow between Wilfrid Laurier University (WLU) and the union representing custodial, groundskeeping and trades workers on campus. Representatives of Local 926 of the…

CUPE 3902 files legal action against U of T

U of T education workers accuse employer of bargaining in bad faith TORONTO, ON – The union representing teaching assistants, sessional lecturers and postdoctoral fellows at the University of Toronto (U of T), has filed an unfair Labour Practice Complaint at the Ontario Labour Relations Board. Local 3902 of the Canadian Union of Public Employees…