Unit 1

Unit 1 – Instructors, Teaching Assistants, Graders, Lab Demonstrators

Last Collective Agreement Update:

November 5, 2020: The Memorandum of Settlement was ratified by both parties and thus the newly negotiated language is included in the Unit 1 Collective Agreement (Sep 7, 2019 – Sep. 6, 2022), effective immediately. This concluded the 17 months of negotiations with the employer in this round of collective bargaining.

Unit 1 Bargaining Committee 2022

At the GMM on Thurs, Nov 18th, Darrin Sunstrum, Stacyann Williams (Grad Student member), Tracy Kennedy, and Brigitte Cecckin were nominated and acclaimed as members of the Unit 1 Bargaining Committee. The President, Nathan Cecckin, is automatically a Unit 1 Bargaining Committee member. There is one vacancy on the Unit 1 Bargaining Committee, which will be revisited at the February 2022 GMM.  If you’d like to reach out to the Bargaining Committee, you can email the team: cupe4207bargaining@gmail.com



Where are we in the Bargaining Cycle? 
As contract workers, the Bargaining Cycle never really ends. Once a Collective Agreement has been Ratified and Signed off, preparations begin in the background to set up for the next round. The Unit 1 Collective Agreement expires Sept 6th, 2022; they are in the “Prepare for Bargaining” stage and have been meeting since December. Right now they are reviewing Grievances, analyzing the Collective Agreement, attending training workshops through CUPE, and preparing an online Survey that helps us understand what your concerns are, and what changes you would like to see in the Collective Agreement. Membership engagement – voicing needs and concerns – is imperative in the bargaining process.

Photo Credit: CUPE Education – Online Bargaining Program

Photo Credit: CUPE Education – Online Bargaining Program