GUELPH, ON, Sept. 8, 2011 /CNW/ - Negotiators for 900 University of
Guelph employees have reached a tentative agreement to avert a strike
that was set to begin as early as today.
The tentative contract was negotiated early this morning between the
university and its administrative, technical and teaching support
staff, who are represented by Local 4120 of the United Steelworkers
"Through negotiations that were challenging for all involved, we have
been able to achieve a fair deal for our hard-working members and for
the university," said Wendy Morley, USW Local 4120 President.
"In the end, both the university and our bargaining committees worked
very hard to reach a deal and avoid a strike," Morley added. "As a
result, we are happy to report that this academic year will not begin
with a disruption for students and the entire university community.
"Our members have always ensured that the academic programs, labs and
animal care facilities at the University of Guelph run smoothly. We
look forward to helping make our students' experience one of the most
rewarding of their lives."
Union members will learn details of the tentative contract at an
information session, which will be followed by a ratification vote.
Dates, times and locations for the information session and the
ratification vote have yet to be finalized.
The union's negotiating committee is unanimously recommending that
members approve the tentative contract.
SOURCE United Steelworkers (USW)
For further information:
Wendy Morley, President, USW Local 4120, 519-766-4120, firstname.lastname@example.org;
Tom Walsh, USW Staff Representative, 519-650-3405, email@example.com.