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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 continues negotiations with paramedics’ union 

Guelph, Ont., February 23, 2016 – Collective bargaining continues on February 24, 25 and 26 between the City and the Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU) Local 231 representing the City’s paramedics. The City values the important work paramedics do, and aims to negotiate an agreement that is fair to its employees, affordable for Guelph citizens, and aligns with other City employee groups’ contracts. Community safety is a priority; ambulance services will not be affected during contract negotiations. The contract for Guelph-Wellington Emergency Medical Services’ 157 full- and part-time paramedics ended in March 2015. Updates on the contract negotiations will be posted on guelph.ca/opseu. For more information David Godwaldt General Manager, Human Resources 519-822-1260, extension 2848 david.godwaldt@guelph.ca

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

Statement from The City of Guelph: Collective bargaining between the City and GPFFA update

Guelph, ON, April 26 — The City and the Guelph Professional Fire Fighters Association (GPFFA) bargaining teams have met nine times in an effort to achieve a freely negotiated collective agreement that respects both the job Guelph firefighters do and Guelph taxpayers. It was the City’s hope that it would achieve a freely negotiated collective agreement however the proposals put forth by the GPFFA and the associated costs are—in the City’s view—unaffordable and excessive. The proposals are not in keeping with the City’s commitment to fairness and respect for City employees and Guelph taxpayers, therefore the City and GPFFA were unable to achieve an agreement. In the City’s view, the GPFFA’s proposals—if agreed to—would provide firefighters greater benefits than any other employee group in the… Continue reading Statement from The City of Guelph: Collective bargaining between the City and GPFFA update