A brief summary bulletin of the provisional agreement (signed in the form of a settlement protocol) is now available. The agreement is between the university and the full-time and part-time bargaining unit. There will be three online meetings and members will be able to participate. The meetings will take place: 12:00-14:00, 17:00-19:00 and 22:00-12:00. Anyone attending a meeting will then receive a link through which they can vote online for the provisional agreement. If you would like a hard copy of your collective agreement, please speak to your steward. If you don`t know who your steward is or how to reach your contact, contact the CUPE office near you. Meetings to ratify a new provisional agreement will take place on Friday 11 September. This process will be entirely online, including the session and the voting process.
The agreement is in effect until June 30, 2021, when we will resume negotiations on a new collective agreement. We work for an institution that has enormous resources. But each of us pays dues so that as workers we can pool our resources to fight for fairness in the workplace, to impose our collective bargaining language, to prepare bargaining campaigns, to register members to build our power in the workplace, to stand up against the awarding of contracts for our work and to contribute to CUPE National`s personnel costs to get the support of employees. like Leanne. Preethy, CUPE Legal, CUPE Research, CUPE Education, CUPE Health & Safety and more. Unions often donate to organizations that also fight for workers. These are some of the reasons why CUPE National does not allow union dues to be issued for gifts. In addition, there could be a risk of tax impact on our members and local businesses if we break the rule. The full agreement is available here for verification. U of T has made the decision to hire contract workers. But they also had the choice to hire CUPE 3261 concierges. COVID-19 was heralded as a pandemic in early March 2020 and the university has had enough time to recruit more caregivers pending reopening in September.
Instead, they resered the contracts of DE CUPE temporary workers and moved permanent janitors from 18 buildings….