CUPE 2278 will decide collectively whether or not to ratify this agreement at a General Assembly meeting, which will take place this Thursday, November 15 in the Woodwards 2 Lecture Hall, at 4pm. All CUPE 2278 members are requested to attend, since at the conclusion of the meeting, we will hold a ratification vote.
The meeting will include a short presentation from your union executive and the bargaining committee, followed by plenty of time for questions and comments from members. We will explain the entire context, results and implications of the tentative agreement in order to give our membership as clear an understanding as possible of the bargaining process.
This General Assembly is for members only and only members present at the meeting will be permitted to vote. The result of the ratification vote will be final, therefore it is extremely important that as many members as possible attend the meeting. We cannot conduct votes by proxy, email, fax or other forms of early voting.
The terms of the new contract are valid from September 1, 2010 to August 31, 2014. The Bargaining Committee believes this is the best deal members can secure given the current climate of the post-secondary education labour sector, and they have recommended it to the union for ratification. Final details of the agreement are still being ironed out, but CUPE 2278 is eager to release them as soon as possible.
This contract is a result of the hard work of the local’s Bargaining Team over a two year period. The executive would like to thank them for their tireless effort, as well as all of those picketers who volunteered their time on the front lines during our job action.