University, USW Local 4120 Ratify Agreement

On January 20, 2023, members of United Steelworkers Local 4120 and the University of Guelph, ratified the renewal collective agreement that was tentatively agreed to on January 11, 2023.

During the nine days of negotiations, talks were open, respectful and constructive, with the parties committed to addressing several key priorities for both sides.

USW 4120 Ratification Meeting

The University of Guelph and USW Local 4120 have reached a tentative renewal agreement for the agreement that expired October 31, 2021. USW 4120 members will vote on ratification of the agreement. Information pertaining to the vote can be found below.


DATE:  Wednesday, January 18, 2023
TIME:  11:45 am – 1:45 pm
LOCATION:  Peter Clark Hall, University Centre


University, USW Local 4120 Reach Tentative Agreement

Following nine days of negotiations, the University of Guelph and United Steelworkers Local 4120, the union that represents about 850 University administrative and technical staff, have reached a tentative renewal agreement.

The current agreement expired October 31, 2021.

Negotiating committees for the University and the Union are recommending ratification of the agreement, which addresses several key priorities for both sides.


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Congrats to our December “G” Thanks Winner! Karen Bygden!

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