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CUPE 1356-2 Collective Bargaining

York University’s approach to collective bargaining with all our bargaining units is informed by five core principles


Open, transparent and honest conduct, knowing that achieving a renewed agreement in a timely manner is in the best interests of our community.

Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

Improving and expanding initiatives that further our principles of equity, diversity, and inclusion across the entire University.

Financial Sustainability

Focusing on the financial wellbeing of our employees and the long-term sustainability of York, taking the current economic climate and fiscal realities into account.


For the bargaining process, the union and its leadership.


To our community.


After much hard work by both parties, the bargaining teams for the University and CUPE 1356-2 have now reached a tentative agreement. This tentative agreement is subject to ratification.

The bargaining teams for the University and CUPE 1356-2, the union representing York’s approximately 70 Student Safety Services employees supporting goSAFE and CCTV, are in the process of negotiating a renewal collective agreement.

Employees in the CUPE 1356-2 bargaining unit are in part-time roles of less than 24 hours per week, most of whom are students.

The parties began meeting on June 16, 2023, and have met 15 times to date, most recently with the assistance of a provincially-appointed conciliation officer.

On May 29, 2024, CUPE 1356-2 requested a no-board report, which means that the union will be in a legal strike position at 12:01AM on Monday, June 24, 2024.  The parties are scheduled to meet again on June 21, 2024.

The University is hopeful that a negotiated renewal agreement can be reached.

Past and upcoming meeting dates

2023 dates:

  • June 16  
  • August 21 and 28
  • September 11, 18, 25
  • October 2, 4, 16, 30
  • November 23 (Security Services Review Presentation to the CUPE Negotiations team)
  • December 8

2024 dates:

  • January 8, 10, 15
  • February 14
  • May 14 (Conciliation)
  • June 21 (Conciliation)