University, CUPE Local 1334 Reach Tentative Agreement

Following nine (9) days of negotiations, the University of Guelph and CUPE Local 1334, the union that represents approximately 240 trades, services, and maintenance employees of the University of Guelph have reached a tentative renewal agreement on September 12, 2023.

The current agreement expired April 30, 2022.

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

Congrats to our June “G” Thanks! Winner Helen Oliver!

Congrats to our June “G” Thanks! Winner Helen Oliver!

Emily Brouwer shared in her “G” Thanks nomination:

I would like to nominate Helen Oliver- she works tirelessly at the Animal Health Laboratory to keep everything running smoothly. She volunteers her time for the social committee and united way. She’s a pleasure to work with and she deserves the recognition.

A virtual celebration was held for Helen and a prize was sent to her as a token of thanks.

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Wellness@Work Launches Pulse Survey!


Why Do We Need Your Feedback?

As communicated earlier in 2023, Wellness@Work is re-administering its Pulse Survey and it is now open! The survey is open to all faculty and staff to share with us how you are feeling. 

The Wellness@Work initiative supports the whole-person well-being for faculty and staff at the University of Guelph. The following pulse survey asks the same questions as the 2022 pulse survey and is meant to collect a high-level understanding of your perspective regarding your

Wendy Turner April 2023 G Thanks Winner

Congrats to our April “G” Thanks Winner! Wendy Turner!

Congrats to our April “G” Thanks Winner! Wendy Turner!

Aunie Edwards shared in her Kudoboard nomination: I would like to nominate @Wendy Turner for her stellar leadership!!! As my direct manager, she consistently supports my professional and personal well-being with compassion and generosity. G THANKS @Wendy Turner 

A virtual celebration was held for Wendy and several of her colleagues attended to celebrate with her.

The Day of Mourning - April 28, 2023

In 1984, the Canadian Labour Congress established April 28th as the National Day of Mourning in Canada to remember and honour those who have died, been injured or suffered illness in the workplace.

The University of Guelph will lower its flags to half-mast at noon on Thursday, April 28th to mark the Day of Mourning. Once the flags are lowered to half-mast, they will remain so until dusk.

A joint proclamation recognizing the day has been issued by University of Guelph and the University’s unions and employee group leaders.

March "G" Thanks! Winner Serena Murphy

Congrats to our March “G” Thanks Winner! Serena Murphy!

Congrats to our March “G” Thanks Winner! Serena Murphy!

Andrea Novak shared in her Kudoboard nomination: Thank you @Serena Murphy for your never-ending positivity. I truly appreciate the continued effort you put in to assist and help everyone. You make coming to work each day such a pleasure.

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