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City and CUPE unions ratify collective agreements

  Guelph, Ont., April 11, 2016 – At a meeting this evening, Guelph City Council voted unanimously to ratify new collective agreements for Guelph’s outside and office workers. Ratification will go to the Library Board of Directors on April 19, 2016. All three Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) locals 241, 973 and 1946 held ratification votes last week. “We value and appreciate the work of our employees, and are 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 bargaining teams for working together to negotiate affordable settlements that protect citizens’ interests and provide fair, equitable and competitive compensation to employees.” Members of all three CUPE locals… Continue reading City and CUPE unions ratify collective agreements

City and CUPE set additional negotiation dates

Guelph, Ont., February 17, 2016 – The City of Guelph and the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) locals 241, 973 and 1946, representing outside, office and library city employees, continue to work to reach a collective agreement. Both the City and CUPE bargaining teams have agreed to meet on February 18, 19 and March 1 to discuss agreements for locals 241 and 973, and on Saturday, February 20 to talk about the local 1946 agreement. The City is committed to working with CUPE to reach a collective agreement that is fair for employees, reasonable and affordable for citizens, and aligns with settlements of other unionized employee groups. Regular updates will be posted online at guelph.ca/cupe. For more information David Godwaldt General Manager, Human Resources City… Continue reading City and CUPE set additional negotiation dates

City and CUPE negotiations start this Friday

Guelph, Ont., February 3, 2016 – The City of Guelph and CUPE locals 241, 973 and 1946, representing outside, office and library city workers, head to the table to start negotiations this Friday, February 5. City staff received direction and the bargaining mandate from Council on January 25, 2016. The City is committed to working with CUPE to reach a collective agreement that is fair for the employees, reasonable and affordable for citizens, and aligns with settlements of other unionized employee groups. Eight additional dates for negotiations have been presented to CUPE, but have not yet been confirmed. Regular updates will be posted online at guelph.ca/cupe. For more information David Godwaldt General Manager, Human Resources Corporate Services 519-822-1260, ext. 2848 David.Godwaldt@guelph.ca

City to start contract negotiations with CUPE

Guelph, Ont., January 25, 2016 – Collective bargaining will start between the City and its  two Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Locals, 241 and 973 representing the City’s full- and part-time outside and office employees. Earlier this evening, Council provided the City’s negotiating team with its collective bargaining mandate that directs staff to negotiate contracts that are fair for City employees whose work we value every day, reasonable and affordable for our citizens and recognizes the City’s capacity to pay, and aligns with settlements of other unionized employee groups. The City will also negotiate on behalf of CUPE Local 1946 representing the library employees. The City will continue to provide exceptional programs and services to all citizens during negotiations. The contracts for 345 outside… Continue reading City to start contract negotiations with CUPE

Council ratifies agreement with GPFFA

GUELPH, ON, April 28 –This evening, Guelph City Council voted unanimously to ratify a new collective agreement for the Guelph Professional Firefighters Association’s (GPFFA) City employees. Members of the GPFFA ratified the agreement after a vote last week. “We appreciate the dedication and hard work of Guelph’s firefighters and are very pleased to ratify an agreement that is reasonable to these employees and Guelph taxpayers,” said Mayor Farbridge. Over the two-year agreement, January 1, 2013 to December 31, 2014, GPFFA members will receive the following wage increases: January 1, 2013 – 1 per cent July 1, 2013 – 1 per cent Dec 1, 2013 – 0.75 per cent January 1, 2014 – 1.5 per cent July 1, 2014 – 1 per cent December 1, 2014… Continue reading Council ratifies agreement with GPFFA

Province appoints conciliator for City and ATU negotiations

Conciliator to assist with talks between City and ATU Local 1189 Guelph, On, April 23, 2014–The Ontario Ministry of Labour (MOL) has appointed a conciliator, Greg Long, to assist with resolving outstanding labour bargaining matters between the City and the Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) Local 1189. The negotiations are scheduled to resume May 13. “We look forward to sitting down again with the ATU, with the help of a conciliator, and continuing negotiations to reach a mutually beneficial agreement,” said David Godwaldt, the City’s general manager of Human Resources. “We’re committed to negotiating a fair contract that balances competitive compensation for Guelph Transit employees and long-term affordability for Guelph taxpayers.” The City requested the assistance of a conciliator from the MOL on March 27 to… Continue reading Province appoints conciliator for City and ATU negotiations

City files for conciliation with ATU negotiations

Assistance from provincial conciliator to help move bargaining forward GUELPH, ON, March 27, 2014 – The City has requested the assistance of a provincially appointed conciliator to resolve outstanding bargaining matters with the Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) Local 1189 and move the bargaining process forward. Since last fall, the City and ATU have met a total of 14 days to negotiate the terms of a new contract for the City’s 205 Guelph Transit employees. Although the discussions to date have been respectful, they have not achieved the progress the City expects. “Guelph Transit employees play an important role in this organization and provide a vital service to the community”, said David Godwaldt, General Manager of Human Resources. “The City strongly believes in competitively compensating these… Continue reading City files for conciliation with ATU negotiations