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September 14, 2013: University reaches tentative agreements with Unifor Locals 195 and 2458

The University of Windsor has reached four tentative agreements with Unifor Locals 195 and 2458. The University remains open and classes continue as scheduled.

Details of the tentative agreements will be made available following ratification by all parties. 

Unifor Local 2458 represents 362 clerical staff, operating engineers, refrigeration mechanics and mechanics. 

Unifor Local 195 represents 26 campus community police and parking services employees.

September 9, 2013: CUPE bargaining update

The University of Windsor remains open and classes continue during a CUPE local 1393 work stoppage that began in the early hours of Sunday, September 8.  Students, parents, faculty and staff are encouraged to visit uwindsor.ca/bargainingunits for answers to commonly asked questions and updates as they are available. This local represents 281 technical, trades and professional staff.
 
Dr. Alan Wildeman, President and Vice Chancellor said, “Over the summer, we have been working with all of our staff unions to find agreements that are respectful of our employees and also fall within the parameters of our fiscal constraints.”
 
The University’s fiscal constraints have been widely communicated to the campus community in regular updates, most recently in the President’s update #19 released at the end of August and available on his website. http://www1.uwindsor.ca/president/system/files/PresidentsUpdate19.pdf

These fiscal constraints are not unique to the University of Windsor, and across Ontario and across Canada similar budget challenges are being faced.
 
Payroll expenditures are $192M or 78% of UWindsor’s budget. Local 1393 wages average $73,625 per year plus an additional 30% for benefits.  Their most recent collective agreement concluded on March 31, 2013.  It contained 0% base increases and one-time lump sum payments of $1,000 for the first two years of the agreement, and a 3% increase in the third year.
 
“The University sought no wage roll backs or changes to language on outsourcing with CUPE 1393,” said Wildeman. “It has always been our goal all along to seek collective agreements that will work for our employees within the fiscal constraints we have.”
 
The University will continue to do everything it can to minimize the disruption on campus.

September 6, 2013: Collective bargaining update for CUPE 1001

Bargaining discussions continued this week with CUPE Local 1001 on September 3 and 4 with the help of a conciliator.

University administration has learned from the Ministry of Labour that a No Board report has been issued at the request of CUPE 1001, with a deadline of 12:01 a.m. on Monday, September 23, which puts them in a legal strike position and the University in a legal lockout position at that time. The University will continue to meet with CUPE Local 1001 with the assistance of a mediator on September 17 through 20. The University remains confident that an agreement can be reached.

CUPE 1001 represents 118 full-time and 202 part-time housekeeping, grounds, maintenance and food services staff.

August 29, 2013: Collective Bargaining updates at the University of Windsor

Bargaining discussions continue with the University of Windsor and CUPE Local 1393 with the assistance of a mediator appointed by the Ministry of Labour on September 5 and 6. The University remains confident that an agreement can be reached. University administration has learned from the Ministry of Labour that a No Board report has been issued at the request of CUPE 1393, with a deadline of 12:01 am on September 8, which puts them in a legal strike position and the University in a legal lock out position at that time. In the event of a strike, the University will remain open and classes will resume on September 9 with a reduced number of services available.

Also, discussions with CAW 195 and CAW 2458 were held on August 26 and 27 and will continue from September 9 through 13. Once again, the University remains confident that an agreement can be reached with these groups as well. A No Board report has been issued at the request of CAW 195 and CAW 2458 with a deadline of 12:01 am on September 16, which puts them in a legal strike position and the University in a legal lock out position at that time. Again, in the event of a strike by these CAW groups, the University intends to remain open and classes will continue with a reduced number of services available.

As previously reported, discussions with CUPE 1001 continue with a conciliator on September 3 and 4.

All updates will be made available on this site: http://www.uwindsor.ca/bargainingunits

CUPE 1393 represents approximately 281 technical, trades and professional staff at the University of Windsor.

CUPE 1001 represents 118 full-time and 202 part-time housekeeping, grounds, maintenance and food services staff.

CAW 2458 represents 362 clerical staff, operating engineers, refrigeration mechanics and mechanics.

CAW 195 represents 26 campus community police and parking services employees.

August 28, 2013: Collective bargaining schedule updates for CUPE 1001, CUPE 1393 and CAW 195

Collective bargaining dates have been scheduled with CUPE 1001 for August 28. A conciliator will be in attendance when talks continue with CUPE 1001 on September 3 and 4.

CUPE 1393 was originally scheduled to negotiate on August 28, but that time has now been rescheduled for CUPE 1001.

Also this week, the University of Windsor will meet with CAW 195 campus community police and parking services for bargaining discussions on August 26 and 27.

August 16, 2013: Collective bargaining dates added in September with CUPE 1393

The University of Windsor continues bargaining discussions with CUPE 1393 on August 28 as previously reported, and also on September 5 and 6.

CUPE 1393 represents approximately 282 technical, trades and professional staff at the University of Windsor.

August 1, 2013: Talks Continue with CUPE 1393

The University of Windsor continues bargaining discussions with CUPE 1393 today, August 1 and a conciliation officer has been appointed to attend the meeting on August 2. Talks have also been scheduled on August 28.

CUPE 1393 represents approximately 282 technical, trades and professional staff at the University of Windsor. 

July 12, 2013: Collective Bargaining scheduled with CUPE 1001

Collective bargaining dates have been scheduled with CUPE 1001 have been scheduled for July 15, 16, 17, 18 and 19; July 29, 30 and 31; and August 14, 15 and 16. CUPE 1001 represents 118 full-time and 202 part-time Housekeeping, Grounds, Maintenance and Food Services staff at the University of Windsor.

The University of Windsor's Bargaining Team:

Rita LaCivita - Chief Human Resources Office
John Gibbs - Employee Relations Manager
James Coates - Employee Relations Associate
Ryan Kenney - Procurement Manager
Anna Kirby - Executive Director Campus Services
Susan Mark - Executive Director Facility Services
David McEwen - Department Head Food Services
David Smith - Budget Analyst
John Spriggs - Operations and Training Supervisor

June 28, 2013: Collective bargaining dates scheduled for CAW 2458

Bargaining discussions with CAW 2458 have been scheduled for July 8, 11, 12, August 19 through 23, and August 26 and 27. Dates have also been set for September 9 through 13.

CAW 2458 represents clerical staff, stationary engineers, refrigeration engineers and mechanics at the University of Windsor.

June 28, 2013: Collective bargaining dates added in July with CUPE 1393

Bargaining discussions with CUPE 1393 began at the end of April and continued into May, June and July.

The following dates have been confirmed for collective bargaining in July 9, 10, 23 and 25. Two more dates have been added, July 22 and August 28.

CUPE 1393 represents approximately 282 technical, trades and professional staff at the University of Windsor.

June 17, 2013: Collective bargaining dates scheduled in July with CUPE 1393

Bargaining discussions with CUPE 1393 began at the end of April and continued into May and June.

The following dates have been confirmed for further collective bargaining: July 9, 10, 23 and 25.

CUPE 1393 represents approximately 282 technical, trades and professional staff at the University of Windsor.

April 22, 2013: Collective Bargaining scheduled with CUPE 1393

Bargaining discussion with CUPE 1393 have been scheduled for April 23, 24, 30 and May 1 and 2. CUPE 1393 represents approximately 282 technical, trades and professional staff at the University of Windsor.

The University of Windsor’s Bargaining Team:

Rita LaCivita, Chief Human Resources Officer
Nancy Kuntz, Employee Relations Manager
James Coates, Employee Relations Associate
Brooke White, Executive Director, Student Affairs
Rose Zanutto, Executive Director, Institutional Analysis
Heather Pratt, Director of Research and Development
Susan Holiga, Administrative Officer
David Smith, Budget Analyst

 

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