Employee Group Updates

USW Ratification Vote

The University of Guelph and USW Local 4120 have reached a tentative renewal agreement for the agreement that expired April 30, 2017. USW 4120 members will now vote on ratification of the agreement. Information pertaining to the vote can be found below:


DATE:  Monday, July 10, 2017
TIME:  11:30 am – 1:30 pm
LOCATION:  War Memorial Hall, 390 Gordon Street, Guelph, ON

University, USW Local 4120 Reach Tentative Agreement

Following five days of negotiation, 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 April 30.

Both the University and the union’s negotiating committees are unanimously recommending ratification of the agreement, which addresses several key priorities for both sides.

T4 and T4A slips

T4 and T4A slips were issued at the end of February.  If you have not received your copy, please contact Human Resources by phone 519 824-4120 ext 53374 or email.

CUPE 1334 Negotiation Update

The University of Guelph is negotiating a renewal collective agreement with CUPE 1334, the union that represents approximately 240 trades, custodial and maintenance workers on campus.

The University values the work of members of CUPE 1334, and recognizes and appreciates their contributions. The University is committed to constructive, collective bargaining and to reaching a fair settlement.

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.

CUPE 1334 Negotiation Update

The University and The Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Local 1334, representing custodial, trades and maintenance employees have met over the course of four bargaining dates in an effort to reach a renewal agreement which expired April 30, 2016.  The University was advised by the Union of its decision to make an application to the Ministry of Labour for an appointment of a provincially appointed Conciliation Officer.  

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