Western University

Contract Negotiations

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Negotiation Update – CUPE 2361 – June 28, 2017

CUPE 2361, which represents about 350 Trades & Building Services employees in Facilities Management, has ratified a 4-year collective agreement. The agreement was ratified by Western’s Board of Governors at its meeting on June 22, 2017.

Negotiation Update – CUPE 2361 – June 19, 2017

A tentative contract agreement was reached Friday, June 16, 2017 between Western University and CUPE 2361, which represents about 350 Trades & Building Services employees in Facilities Management. The negotiation teams agreed that no other details would be released until the union membership and the Board of Governors have ratified the agreement. The current contract is set to expire on June 30, 2017.

Negotiation Update – Postdocs (PDAs and PDFs) – June 7, 2017

A conciliator has been appointed to assist the parties in reaching an agreement. A meeting is scheduled between the university, the union and conciliator on June 19, 2017.

Negotiation Update – Postdocs (PDAs and PDFs) – April 20, 2017

Representatives of the union and Western University met on April 3, 2017 and agreed to request the assistance of a conciliator to deal with concerns with the tentative settlement raised by the union.  The parties are waiting for the Ministry of Labour to make the appointment of the conciliator and the scheduling of a meeting. In the interim, until the parties are able to reach agreement on the collective agreement, all new appointments or reappointments of Postdocs will be as Postdoc Associates under the employment terms of the existing collective agreement.