Usw 1998 Collective Agreement Uoft

Colleen Burke, USW president in 1998, called the layoffs “unfortunate” and “difficult” for members to enjoy. It acknowledged, however, that U of T had carried it out in accordance with its collective agreement. To win them, we coordinated our negotiating dates and proposed tariff changes; We coordinated our strike dates and conciliation requests, worked together to improve the working conditions of full-time, part-time and casual workers at U de T. And we continue to support university workers who are members of CUPE 3902, while continuing to negotiate a collective agreement for their largest bargaining unit. CUPE 3261 and USW 1998 actively discussed with U of T Labour Relations on how best to support their members. CUPE 3902, 3261, 1230, 3907, etc. in 1998, and UTFA have launched a petition on this subject – please sign and ask the university! TORONTO – United Steelworkers (ETC) Local members of the University of Toronto have ratified a new collective agreement that improves wages, job security and working conditions. The collective agreement provides for a 2.5% increase in wages this year, followed by a 2% increase over the next two years. This year`s wage increase implies a wage adjustment of 0.7% retroactive to July 1 to compensate for an increase in employee pension contributions. Editor`s Note (July 25, 3:49 p.m.): This article has been updated to distinguish between CUPE 3261 and ETC 1998 as representatives of duty officers or administrative and technical staff. “This is an uncompromising agreement that makes significant gains in both monetary and non-monetary areas,” USW Local President Colleen Burke said in 1998. “The negotiation process was very difficult, but our negotiating committee was stimulated by the tremendous support of our members,” Burke said. Before a preliminary agreement with the university last week, union members would have voted 94 percent in favor of a strike mandate, she noted.

“This collective agreement represents a major achievement for these employees who have faced a government-led austerity agenda and the demand for concessions,” said Marty Warren.