University, Professional Staff Association Reach Tentative Agreement

The University of Guelph and the Professional Staff Association (PSA), which negotiates terms and conditions of employment for more than 800 professional and managerial employees, have reached a tentative agreement for a renewed compact agreement.

The previous agreement expired May 1, 2017.

USW 4120 Collective Agreement Ratification

Members of USW Local 4120, which represents about 850 administrative, clerical and technical employees, and the University of Guelph have ratified the renewal collective agreement that was tentatively agreed to on June 20, 2017.

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

"Both bargaining teams should be commended for their hard work, focus and dedication in reaching a renewal agreement," states Martha Harley, Associate Vice-President (Human Resources).

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.

Hot Weather Alerts

High temperature, high humidity and hard physical work can be a dangerous combination. Working in these conditions or conditions approaching these can cause disorders ranging from heat cramps to heat stroke. Such disorders can be prevented through worker awareness and the implementation of adequate preventive measures.

This alert involves the management of heat stress induced by hot weather that triggers the implementation of a “hot weather” plan. The implementation criteria for the hot weather plan is as follows:-


Kick off your Canada 150 summer with the University of Guelph at SummerFest happening June 25 on Johnston Green!  For more information or to volunteer visit the SummerFest web page.


The Day of Mourning - April 28

The Day of Mourning offers us the opportunity to stand together with the country’s workers to remember those who have lost their lives or been injured on the job, and to reflect on what needs to be done to prevent further workplace deaths and injuries.

A joint proclamation recognizing the day has been issued by U of G and the University’s employee groups.

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