Bargaining breaks down between Trent and CUPE 3908; Part-Time instructors request No-Board report

PETERBOROUGH, ON – After hours of negotiations with Trent University management proved fruitless, the bargaining committee for Unit 1, Local 3908 of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE 3908-1) requested a ‘No Board’ report from the Ministry of Labour late Friday night. “We cannot negotiate with ourselves,” said CUPE National Representative Grant Darling, speaking…

Janice Folk-Dawson, Chair CUPE Ontario’s University Workers’ Committee elected Executive Vice-President Ontario Federation of Labour (OFL)

Toronto, ON – CUPE Ontario is thrilled to announce that Janice Folk Dawson, Chair of CUPE Ontario’s University Workers’ Coordinating Committee (OUWCC) has been elected as the Executive Vice President of the Ontario Federation of Labour (OFL). Having served on the CUPE Ontario Executive Board for almost two decades, Janice, who is also the President…

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CUPE Ontario hails court ruling striking down Ford Conservatives’ attack on students’ rights and services

TORONTO – A court ruling, striking down efforts by the Ford Conservative government to choke off democratically-approved funding for hundreds of Ontario campus organizations, represents a dramatic victory for students and workers at Universities across the province, the leader of Ontario’s largest union said today. “We were thrilled to learn that the Courts have quashed…

CUPE 3906 requests ‘No Board’ report after hours of fruitless bargaining with McMaster University

HAMILTON, ON – Following a fruitless day of negotiations, the union representing 2,900 teaching assistants, research assistants, demonstrators, tutors and markers at McMaster University announced late last night they would be seeking a ‘No Board’ report from the Provincial Ministry of Labour. The decision by Unit 1, Local 3906 of the Canadian Union of Public…

Ignoring own recent history, York University refuses to bargain seriously with student employees; CUPE 1356-2 forced to request conciliation

TORONTO, ON – The Union representing part-time student parking, Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) camera operators and GoSafe (walk-home program) escorts at York University warned today that their employer is ignoring their own recent history of catastrophic labour relations by refusing to seriously negotiate with their workers. “Quite frankly, it’s extremely troubling that an institution that…