City and Library reach tentative agreements with CUPE unions

Guelph, Ont., April 3, 2016 – The City of Guelph, the Guelph Public Library and CUPE locals 241, 973 and 1946 have reached tentative collective agreements for Guelph’s outside, inside and library employees.

“We’re pleased to reach these agreements without any disruption to City programs and services,” said David Godwaldt, Guelph’s general manager of human resources. “We want to thank the unions for working together to negotiate affordable settlements that protect taxpayers’ interests and provide fair, equitable and competitive compensation to employees.”

Details of the settlements will not be released until the unions, the Guelph Public Library Board and Guelph City Council vote to ratify the tentative agreements. The City began negotiations with its CUPE unions earlier this year.

The unions and the Guelph Public Library Board will hold ratification votes in the coming week, after which City Council will hold a final ratification vote.

About the unions

The City employs full-time and regular part-time positions in each of the CUPE bargaining units. CUPE 241 represents City of Guelph’s full-time and regular part-time outside employees. CUPE 973 represents full-time and regular part-time office employees, and CUPE 1946 represents full-time and regular part-time Guelph Public Library employees.

For more information

David Godwaldt
General Manager, Human Resources
Corporate Services
City of Guelph
519-822-1260 extension 2846
david.godwaldt@guelph.ca

Steven Kraft
Chief Executive Officer
Guelph Public Library
519-824-6220 extension 224
skraft@guelphpl.ca

Misty Gagne
President
CUPE Local 241
519-826-9515
president@cupelocal241.ca

David Gooch
President
CUPE Local 973
519-242-4324
davidgcupe973@hotmail.com

Thomas Brenndorfer
President
CUPE Local 1946
519-836-2764
tmbrenn@outlook.com

guelph.ca/cupe