The collective agreement expired on March 31, 2016. According to CUPE, no further discussions are planned at this stage. «We`ve had eight rounds of personal negotiations and we feel we`re at an impasse. We hope that the help of a conciliator will contribute to an agreement,» said Darren MacKinnon, President of CUPE 3131. If you have questions about your rights in the workplace, the best person you can talk to is your steward or local leader. You will know the details of your agreement. If you want a copy of your collective agreement on paper, talk to your trustee. If you don`t know who your administrator is or how to contact your office, contact the CUPE office near you. CUPE Local 3131 represents approximately 65 members who work as administrators and assistants at the University of Cape Breton. The union`s collective agreement expired on March 31, 2016. All CUPE members work under the protection of a collective agreement called a collective agreement.
Your local union negotiates the terms of the agreement. Elected local union leaders also work with the employer to resolve workplace issues. Outstanding issues include job granting, layoffs and wages. Eight personal negotiation sessions were held and, following the failure of last week`s talks, the union asked the Nova Scotia Department of Labour and Training for conciliation in contract negotiations. The two sides will meet with a conciliator on February 13, 2018. We are pleased to announce that a collective agreement has been signed with the CBUFA in January 2020. The collective agreement is published below . .
. . On January 29, 2018, 96% of the members of the University of Cape Breton, members of CUPE 3131, voted in favour of a 96% strike mandate. Kathy MacLeod, national representative of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE), said the union hoped to meet with the conciliator as soon as possible. According to the union, outstanding issues include job granting, layoffs and wages. . «The last thing we want is a disruption of services for students and teachers. However, we are prepared to support our demands with a strike.
And we don`t take that responsibility lightly,» says MacKinnon. When we expressed our frustration in this round of negotiations and the issues that are on the table, members were naturally disappointed,» said DARREN MacKinnon, President of CUPE 3131. «We are looking for equality – the same things that other CBU unions currently have in their contracts.» The union, which represents support staff at the University of Cape Breton in Sydney, N.S., asked Nova Scotia for conciliation in contract negotiations that were suspended on January 18.