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Collective Bargaining Update #17 - April 14, 2021

Collective Bargaining Update #17 - April 14, 2021

The bargaining teams for the University and CUPE 3903 have met 26 times through the two streams of negotiations currently under way. One stream is the direct negotiations occurring between the parties where Units 1, 2, and 3 proposals are being discussed. The other stream is those negotiations that are occurring with the assistance of mediator Chris Albertyn focussing on job stability and equity proposals for CUPE 3903, Unit 2.

As previously announced (https://www.yorku.ca/cupe3903bargaining/2021/04/06/collective-bargaining-update-16-april-6-2021/), in order to assist the parties in moving expeditiously towards the achievement of renewed collective agreements, on April 6 the University applied for conciliation. The University remains optimistic that through the conciliation process negotiated collective agreements are achievable and has offered a number of new bargaining dates to continue to work with CUPE 3903 to realize this goal.

Direct Negotiations

In the first stream of negotiations the teams have now met 17 times and are scheduled to meet on April 19, 22, 27.

In addition, the University is waiting for a response from CUPE 3903 on the following proposed May meeting dates:  

  • May 5 - 12-3
  • May 7 - 12-3
  • May 14 - 12-3
  • May 17 - 12-3
  • May 20 - 12-3
  • May 28 - 12-3

Negotiations on Unit 2 job stability and equity matters with the assistance of Chris Albertyn  

In the second stream of negotiations the bargaining teams for the University and CUPE 3903 recently continued negotiations with the assistance of mediator Chris Albertyn on Saturday, April 10 and Sunday, April 11. These are the 8th and 9th dates that the parties have met with the assistance of Albertyn.

The University has proposed that these meetings continue over a number of weekends in May.