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City and IATSE reach tentative agreement

Guelph, Ont., December 1, 2015 — This afternoon the City and the City’s part-time theatre stage employees, represented by the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE) LOCAL 357, reached a tentative three-year collective agreement. Details of the agreement, to be dated January 1, 2015 to December 31, 2017, will be released after it is ratified by IATSE members on December 13 and by City Council on December 14, 2015. “The City was committed throughout the negotiations to reach a settlement that is fair to Guelph’s theatre stage employees and affordable for Guelph taxpayers,” said David Godwaldt, the City’s general manager of Human Resources. “We value the work of our employees and are pleased to have reached a mutually beneficial agreement quickly.” Contract negotiations for… Continue reading City and IATSE reach tentative agreement

City and Guelph Professional Firefighters’ Association file for conciliation

Guelph, ON, May 12, 2015 – After seven negotiation meetings between the City of Guelph and the Guelph Professional Firefighters’ Association (GPFFA), both parties are seeking assistance from a Ministry of Labour-appointed conciliator. Two more negotiation meetings are scheduled for June 9 and 10. Conciliation is a next step in the collective bargaining process when a union or employer requests assistance from the Ministry of Labour to help the parties reach a freely-negotiated collective agreement. The City is hoping a Ministry-appointed conciliator will help the two parties come to terms and avoid going to arbitration. “The current proposal from the GPFFA exceeds Council’s mandate. With the help of a conciliator we are hoping to reach a more affordable settlement that provides equitable and competitive compensation for… Continue reading City and Guelph Professional Firefighters’ Association file for conciliation

City and firefighters continue negotiations May 12

Guelph, ON, May 11, 2015—The City of Guelph and the Guelph Professional Firefighters’ Association (GPFFA) met today, and will continue contract negotiations tomorrow. Negotiations began on Friday, February 27. The bargaining teams have exchanged proposals and participated in negotiation meetings on March 5, 6, 10, and 11. “Guelph firefighters deserve to be paid well for performing services that help keep our community safe,” said David Godwaldt, the City’s general manager of human resources. “We’re working toward an agreement that is fair for Guelph firefighters, is consistent with settlements with other unionized employee groups and considers the impact on taxes, other city services and the community as a whole.” Guelph Fire and Emergency Services will not be affected or disrupted during contract negotiations. Updates and related media… Continue reading City and firefighters continue negotiations May 12

Statement from the City of Guelph: City to file for arbitration in effort to get firefighter contract

Earlier today the City of Guelph decided to file for interest arbitration with regards to the collective bargaining agreement with the Guelph Professional Fire Fighters Association (GPFFA), the union representing its 165 fire department employees. Continue reading Statement from the City of Guelph: City to file for arbitration in effort to get firefighter contract