Category Archives: Labour relations

City and Guelph Transit union ratify collective agreement

November 20, 2017

The agreement takes effect immediately. More information will be available on guelph.ca once both parties have signed the agreement. Continue reading City and Guelph Transit union ratify collective agreement


City of Guelph and Guelph Transit union reach tentative agreement

November 6, 2017

GUELPH, ON, November 6, 2017 — The City of Guelph and Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) Local 1189, representing the City’s full- and part-time transit employees, have reached a tentative collective agreement. “We’re pleased to reach this agreement without any disruption to City transit services,” said David Godwaldt, Guelph’s general manager of Human Resources. “We want to thank the union for working with us to negotiate an affordable settlement that protects taxpayers’ interests and provides fair, equitable and competitive compensation to employees.” Details of the settlement will not be released until the union and Guelph City Council vote to ratify the tentative agreement. The agreement goes to City Council for ratification on November 13, and the union will hold a ratification vote on November 19. “During… Continue reading City of Guelph and Guelph Transit union reach tentative agreement


City asks for a judicial review on fire interest arbitration award

March 6, 2017

Guelph, Ont., March 6, 2017 — On February 21, 2017, the City of Guelph received the board’s decision on the interest arbitration between the City and the Guelph Professional Fire Fighters Association (GPFFA). The arbitrator awarded Guelph firefighters a 7.47 per cent increase in wages over three years (2.75% for 2015, 2.47% for 2016, and 2.25% in 2017), as well as a 1.99 per cent increase in benefits. The City respects the arbitration board’s authority to render its award, but the law provides that judicial review of an arbitral award is available in the appropriate circumstances. The City has reviewed the award and believes that this is an appropriate case to apply to the court for judicial review of the arbitral award. “Our application for… Continue reading City asks for a judicial review on fire interest arbitration award


Fire Service arbitration hearing is open to the public

October 4, 2016

The City and the Guelph Professional Firefighters Association head into interest arbitration. Arbitration hearing is open to the public. Continue reading Fire Service arbitration hearing is open to the public


City and paramedics head into arbitration

July 6, 2016

The City and OPSEU bargaining teams are at an impasse with a number of issues still on the table including wages and modernizing collective agreement language. Continue reading City and paramedics head into arbitration


Conciliator called into City and OPSEU negotiations

May 30, 2016

Guelph, Ont., May 30, 2016 – Today the City of Guelph received confirmation that the Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU) Local 231, the union representing Guelph’s part- and full-time paramedics,  has filed for conciliation with the Ontario Ministry of Labour. “Our paramedics play a vital role in ensuring the health and safety of our community and we are committed to reaching an agreement that is fair and recognizes their contributions,” said David Godwaldt, general manager Human Resources for the City. “As with all our employee groups, a negotiated settlement needs to be affordable and allow for greater efficiency in the delivery of valuable City services.” The City and OPSEU will return to the collective bargaining table once a conciliator has been appointed by the Minister… Continue reading Conciliator called into City and OPSEU negotiations


City and Library reach tentative agreements with CUPE unions

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. Continue reading City and Library reach tentative agreements with CUPE unions


CUPE, representing City workers, files for “no board”

March 24, 2016

During a meeting earlier today between City of Guelph and CUPE locals 241, 973 and 1946, CUPE requested a “no board” report be filed with the Ontario Labour Relations Board. Continue reading CUPE, representing City workers, files for “no board”