A previous version of this bulletin had the incorrect dates for the next scheduled negotiations. 89 Chestnut will be at the table on November 28th, with FTPT and Casual each having a half-day on November 29th.
After years of a pattern of only negotiating with one group at a time, the employer has agreed to negotiate with all three units in the same month. This is the first time Full-Time, Part-Time, Casual, and 89 Chestnut members will negotiate at the same time.
The dates are:
- Tue Nov 14th – CUPE 3261 Full-Time & Part-Time
- Wed Nov 15th – CUPE 3261 Casual
- Fri Nov 17th – CUPE 3261 Full-Time & Part-Time
- Tue Nov 21st – CUPE 3261 Casual
- Wed Nov 22nd – CUPE 3261 Full-Time & Part-Time
- Tue Nov 28th – CUPE 3261 – 89 Chestnut
November 14 Action
We’re organizing an action to demonstrate our unity on the first day of negotiations, which is scheduled for November 14th. More info to come from your Contract Action Team (CAT) member in your workplace. If you don’t have a CAT in your place or want to be part of the Contract Action Team to help build our power, sign up here. Your participation is crucial!
Bargaining Survey Reminder
If you have not yet filled out the bargaining survey, please do so as soon as possible and encourage your colleagues to do the same! For paper copies or translated versions within your workplace, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us at email@example.com.
On Oct 26, our union President Luke Daccord, alongside our unit representatives, addressed the Governing Council of the University of Toronto. The Governing Council serves as the supreme authority overseeing the university’s academic, operational, and student-related matters.
During our presentation, Luke highlighted our upcoming negotiations, emphasizing the fact that “70% or 700 of our members earn less than the $23.15/hr threshold, which constitutes the living wage in the Greater Toronto Area.” FTPT Representative Jude Pereira addressed the pressing issue of contracting out, shedding light on its implications. Similarly, 89 Chestnut Representative Soosai Rajendiram discussed concerns regarding understaffing and the burdens of overwork within our university. Casual Unit Representative Stanley Treivus mentioned how U of T “is using casual work to provide the same service but at a lower cost” and “should commit to equal pay for equal work.”
In addition to our presentation, we also distributed letters to all members of the Governing Council, extending an open invitation for them to connect with us and meet some of our hard-working members. Our aim is to provide them with valuable insights into the nature of our work and the pivotal role we play in maintaining the university’s operations.