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Collective Bargaining Update #20 - May 7, 2021 9:00AM

Collective Bargaining Update #20 - May 7, 2021 9:00AM

On Wednesday May 5, 2021 the University and CUPE 3903 met with the assistance of the Government-appointed conciliation officers. In the meeting the University presented a proposal regarding Unit 3, Graduate Assistants (GAs). There are two key elements to the University’s proposal:   The University proposed a revised Letter of Understanding (LOU) – Graduate Assistant […]

Collective Bargaining Update #19 - April 28, 2021 3:45 PM

Collective Bargaining Update #19 - April 28, 2021 3:45 PM

Following six months of meetings between the University and CUPE 3903 bargaining teams, the 29th bargaining session held on April 27, 2021, included the Government appointed conciliation officers. The University looks forward to continuing negotiations with CUPE 3903 and the conciliation officers and to further discussions of Unit 2 matters of shared mutual interest, namely […]

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 […]

Collective Bargaining Update #16 - April 6, 2021

Collective Bargaining Update #16 - April 6, 2021

Dear York Community In October 2020 the University commenced collective bargaining with CUPE 3903, Units 1, 2, and 3 the union representing our teaching assistants, contract faculty and graduate assistants. Early in the process the University presented CUPE 3903 with extension framework proposals for each of Units 1, 2 and 3 with the view that […]

Collective Bargaining Update #15 - March 29, 2021

Collective Bargaining Update #15 - March 29, 2021

On Saturday March 27, 2021 the bargaining teams for the University and CUPE 3903 continued negotiations with the assistance of mediator Chris Albertyn. The parties’ work with the mediator is focused on equity and job stability proposals for CUPE 3903, Unit 2.  Throughout the bargaining process the University has expressed its commitment to negotiate language […]

Collective Bargaining Update #14 - March 24, 2021

Collective Bargaining Update #14 - March 24, 2021

On March 23, the University and CUPE 3903 met for a bargaining session which focussed on Unit 3 and the University’s proposal relating to the Graduate Assistant Training Fund (GAT Fund). The GAT Fund was first introduced into the 2017-20 CUPE 3903 Unit 3 Collective Agreement to incentivize research at the University and to provide […]

Collective Bargaining Update #13 - March 16, 2021

Collective Bargaining Update #13 - March 16, 2021

Over the course of Saturday, March 13 and Sunday, March 14, the bargaining teams for the University and CUPE 3903 continued their negotiations with the assistance of mediator Chris Albertyn. This marked the fourth weekend the teams have worked with the mediator to specifically address important issues around job stability and security for CUPE 3903, […]

Collective Bargaining Update #12 - March 09, 2021

Collective Bargaining Update #12 - March 09, 2021

On Monday, March 8, 2021 the bargaining committees for the University and CUPE 3903 continued with collective bargaining aimed at achieving negotiated collective agreements for Units 1, 2 and 3. The University remains committed to the belief that reaching negotiated collective agreements within a reasonable timeframe will provide much-needed certainty and stability for the University […]

Collective Bargaining Update #11 - March 02, 2021

Collective Bargaining Update #11 - March 02, 2021

The University is committed to working expeditiously towards reaching negotiated collective agreements with CUPE 3903 (Units 1, 2, and 3) in order to help ensure much needed stability and certainty for the York Community during these challenging and uncertain times. To help achieve this goal the university’s bargaining team met with CUPE 3903 on Friday, […]