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City, Library and CUPE unions ratify collective agreements

GUELPH, ON, April 23, 2012 – At a meeting this evening, Guelph City Council voted unanimously to ratify new collective agreements for Guelph’s outside, office and library employees. Guelph City Council was the last party to ratify the agreements as the Guelph Public Library Board and all three CUPE bargaining units held ratification votes last week. “We value and appreciate the work of our employees in delivering City programs and services,” said Mark Amorosi, the City’s executive director of corporate and human resources. “We thank our employees, our union executives and our Ministry of Labour-appointed mediator for working together to agree on settlements that are affordable for taxpayers and provide fair, equitable and competitive compensation to employees.” All three CUPE bargaining units will receive a… Continue reading City, Library and CUPE unions ratify collective agreements

City and Library reach tentative agreements with CUPE unions

GUELPH, ON, April 10, 2012 – The City of Guelph, the Guelph Public Library and CUPE locals 241, 973 and 1946 have reached tentative collective agreements for Guelph’s outside, office and library employees. “We’re very pleased to reach these agreements without any disruption to City programs and services.” said Mark Amorosi, Guelph’s executive director of corporate and human resources. “We want to thank the unions and our Ministry of Labour-appointed mediator for working together to negotiate affordable settlements that protect taxpayers’ interests and provide fair, equitable and competitive compensation to employees.” The City began negotiations with its CUPE unions last fall and requested the help of a Ministry of Labour-appointed mediator to reach settlements for all three CUPE unions. The details of the settlements will… Continue reading City and Library reach tentative agreements with CUPE unions

City stands firm during union negotiations

GUELPH, ON, Thursday, March 22 – During a meeting today involving the City of Guelph and CUPE locals 241, 973 and 1946 and an Ontario Ministry of Labour conciliator, the City requested a “No Board” report be filed with the Ontario Labour Relations Board. “There are still outstanding matters related to sick days and the cost of retiree health benefits requested by the unions that prevent us from reaching settlements that are affordable for Guelph taxpayers,” said the City’s chief administrative officer Ann Pappert. At this morning’s meeting, the City and CUPE unions agreed to a potential strike or lockout date of Saturday, April 21, though it is not certain that a strike or lockout will occur. Three more negotiation meetings are scheduled for the… Continue reading City stands firm during union negotiations

Conciliator appointed for collective bargaining negotiations

Conciliator to assist talks between City and CUPE locals 241, 973 and 1946 GUELPH, ON, March 8 – The Ontario Ministry of Labour has appointed a conciliator following the City’s request for help in negotiating new collective agreements with the City’s CUPE unions. “We value the work of all City employees in delivering important public services to our community,” said Ann Pappert, chief administrative officer. “We have been negotiating with CUPE since last fall and, while progress has been made, there are outstanding matters that are simply unaffordable for our taxpayers. Our goal is to negotiate affordable settlements that protect taxpayers’ interests and provide fair, equitable and competitive compensation to employees.” If – after working with both parties – the conciliator reports a settlement is… Continue reading Conciliator appointed for collective bargaining negotiations