CUPE 1334 Negotiation Update
The University of Guelph and CUPE Local 1334, the union representing trades, maintenance and service workers are in conciliation meetings on Thursday, February 16 and Friday, February 17. The University is looking to achieve an agreement that is fair and recognizes the fiscal and operational realities of the University. Recognizing the importance and challenging issues to be addressed, the University engaged the Union in discussions a year in advance of collective bargaining in order to thoughtfully explore options around staffing and levels of service. As an interim measure in order to give the Union and the University time to have these discussions, the University and the Union negotiated the addition of several temporary employees to improve service levels. The University remains hopeful that the parties are able to identify mutually acceptable solutions to address these challenges, and that a renewal agreement can be achieved.
Please visit the Human Resources Negotiation updates page regular for further udpates.