CUPE reaches tentative agreement with University of Toronto workers

Ratifications votes conclude Sept. 21: Union
|labour-reporter.com|Last Updated: 09/25/2017
Earlier this year, a Fight for $15 and Fairness chapter was established at U of T, said CUPE. SHUTTERSTOCK

Negotiators for Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Local 3261 reached a tentative agreement Sept. 15 with the University of Toronto.

The tentative agreements cover 1,200 full-time, part-time and casual custodial, maintenance, food service, parking and security employees, said the union.

“Early this morning, our bargaining committee reached a tentative agreement with U of T. We appreciate the hard work and many long hours that they put into making this happen,” said Allan James, president of CUPE 3261.

Fight for $15 and Fairness is a campaign supported by community, labour, student and faith groups across Ontario, calling for sweeping reforms to employment and labour laws. Central to the campaign is the demand for a $15 hourly minimum wage for all workers, regardless of age, student status, job or area of work. Earlier this year, a Fight for $15 and Fairness chapter was established at U of T, said CUPE.

Full details of the agreement will be released following ratification votes, which will take place at U of T’s Scarborough, St. George and Mississauga Campuses, and conclude Sept. 21.

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