York and CUPE 3903, Units 1, 2 and 3 successfully negotiate renewal collective agreements

Vari Hall

The following is a message from Provost and Vice-President Academic Lisa Philipps and Vice-President Equity, People & Culture Sheila Cote-Meek:

On behalf of the University, we are very pleased that CUPE 3903, Units 1, 2, and 3 and the University have successfully negotiated renewal collective agreements for the period 2020 to 2023.

These three-year agreements are in keeping with the mandate directed by the provincial government’s Bill 124. These collective agreements also make important advances in the areas of equity, diversity and inclusion through language and other changes to terms and conditions that we expect will support CUPE 3903 and York’s shared commitment to building a more diverse and inclusive workforce.

The University looks forward to working with CUPE 3903 and mediator Chris Albertyn on a new joint committee that will be established expressly for the purpose of making recommendations for a new, comprehensive job stability program for CUPE 3903 Unit 2.

We would like to express our sincere thanks to the members of both bargaining teams for their hard work toward achieving negotiated agreements, while also successfully adjusting to bargaining in a virtual/remote environment.

Lisa Philipps,
Provost and Vice-President Academic

Sheila Cote-Meek,
Vice-President Equity, People & Culture