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Collective Bargaining Update #32 – July 23, 2021 5:30PM

Collective Bargaining Update #32 – July 23, 2021 5:30PM

On behalf of the University, we are very pleased that CUPE 3903 units 1, 2, and 3, and the University have successfully negotiated renewal collective agreements for the period 2020 to 2023.

These three-year agreements are in keeping with the mandate directed by the provincial government’s Bill 124. These collective agreements also make important advances in the areas of equity, diversity, and inclusion through language and other changes to terms and conditions that we expect will support CUPE 3903 and York’s shared commitment to building a more diverse and inclusive workforce.

The University looks forward to working with CUPE 3903 and mediator Chris Albertyn on a new Joint Committee that will be established expressly for the purpose of making recommendations for a new, comprehensive job stability program for CUPE 3903 unit 2.  

We would like to express our sincere thanks to the members of both bargaining teams for their hard work toward achieving negotiated agreements, while also successfully adjusting to bargaining in a virtual/remote environment.

Lisa Philipps, Provost and Vice-President Academic

Sheila Cote-Meek, Vice-President Equity, People and Culture