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BREAKING NEWS: Sessionals with CUPE at U of T reach tentative agreement with benefits, wages and more

On Saturday night the CUPE-organized sessional faculty at University of Toronto, reached a tentative agreement with their employer: a three year deal which included increases to benefits and wage increases of 3.0%, 3.0% and 3.3% over the life of the contract.

While the agreement still needs to be ratified by the local membership, the union bargaining team is recommending the deal.

This is in stark contrast to the situation at McMaster where teaching assistants and research assistants have been on strike since November 1st and where, for a 2-year contract, the employer has offered a mere 2.6% and 1.6% in total compensation (i.e. all costs associated with the contract.  Unlike their counterparts at U of T, the McMaster administration has opted to force a strike rather than bargain fairly.  A ratification vote at McMaster began on Sunday night and continues 10am-5pm at the union’s strike office, but the union bargaining team is encouraging members to reject the contract which meets none of the membership’s bargaining priorities and represents cuts to benefits and a net loss of take-home pay.


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Latest news from our Twitter feed

  • Members vote to ratify the latest contract: 58% to 42%. The strike is over. Back-to-work protocol to be negotiated tomorrow. 8 years ago
  • Results of the rat. vote will be announced at 8pm on the blogs & email, provided all votes have been counted by the scrutineers by that time 8 years ago
  • BREAKING NEWS: UofT sessionals under CUPE achieve a tentative agreement for a 3y contract w. benefits and wage increases of 3%, 3% and 3.3% 8 years ago
  • Monday is the last day to vote in the ratification from 10am-5pm at the Strike Office. Picket lines continue. Get informed. 8 years ago
  • New information on Sunday/Monday's ratification vote available at 8 years ago
  • Excellent, informative 15 minute radio interview with some members of the union bargaining team: 8 years ago
  • Bargaining team urges members to vote "no" at the ratification vote beginning Sunday evening following a general meeting downtown 8 years ago
  • Nov. 5 solidarity rally a huge success. Clips can be viewed on our new YouTube channel: 8 years ago

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