Details of the agreement will be presented to members at information sessions on November 9 on all three campuses. A ratification vote will take place on 13 November, with polling stations expected to be announced in the coming days. “We encourage all casual employees who are members of the CTE to participate in the information sessions and vote,” said Kelly Hannah-Moffat, Vice President of Personnel and Actions. “I want to thank the university and union bargaining teams for their commitment and hard work.” An increase of one per cent is the maximum provided per bill 124, the law limiting compensation s. The university will work with USW, CUPE and OPSEU to determine the details of the unionized staff involved and will seek permission to increase non-union staff through the university`s governance process as soon as possible. Since the beginning of the pandemic and the transition from the university to an isolated work environment a year ago, staff have been working hard to ensure that U of T operates in the most optimal way possible. Despite the unprecedented circumstances and challenges, employees have shown their commitment and commitment. The University of Toronto will grant unionized workers who are covered by a one-year collective agreement a one per cent retroactive increase in compensation – the maximum wage allowed by the province – whose terms have been frozen as a result of COVID-19. At that time, the potential effects of the pandemic on student enrolment and budget were unknown, while on-campus services were particularly affected and resulted in prolonged temporary layoffs.
Uncertainty and opseu ria recognized uncertainty and risk and cooperated with the university to jointly negotiate a one-year extension of collective agreements, which contained no improvement in compensation or benefits. The University of Toronto and United Steelworkers 1998 reached an interim agreement on a collective renewal agreement on November 2. The university has 23 collective agreements with 11 different unions; Thirteen contracts will be renewed in 2017. The latest budget and enrolment data indicate that the university has not been as affected by the pandemic as feared last year. In particular, enrolments, which feed the bulk of staff budgets and salaries, have remained relatively stable. In these circumstances, U de T decided that it would be able to grant a 1% increase in retroactive pay to July 1, 2020, when the one-year extension and freeze for non-unionized workers came into effect. “We are very pleased to be able to offer this increase,” said Hannah-Moffat. Collective agreements set out the terms and conditions of employment of unionized workers as well as the rights, privileges and obligations of the union, employer and workers. The one-year extensions were negotiated during the summer and fall of 2020 with the United Steelworkers (ETC) Local 1998, the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Locals 3261 and 1230 and the Ontario Public Service Employees Association (OPSEU) Locals 519 and 578 – some of the university`s key bargaining partners.
Earlier this year, the university and the ETC signed a new collective agreement in 1998. The three-year agreement, ratified on 11 September, improved wages and working conditions. CUPE Local 2484 represents kindergarten assistants and facilitators at the University of Toronto. Transparency and cooperation are fundamental to our institution. If you work at U of T, you have access to the HR service centre. When the SERVICES HR CENTRE was established in 2019, it became a home for most of the staff content that was on that site.