CUPE Local 1356 Blog

Canadian Union of Public Employees Local 1356. We have three Collective Agreements as Local 1356, 1356-01, and 1356-02. The membership is comprised of the full-time and part-time workers of York University the Local website is at This Blog will include Local information and information garnered from sources other Universities, Colleges, Post Secondary/Tertiary Education and news sources supplying information.

Thursday, September 08, 2005

York University CUPE Local 1356-01 Ratifies New Collective Agreement

Thursday 8 September 2005 at a Special Meeting of the 1356-01 Collective Agreement a new Collective Agreement was Ratified by those members attending.

There were very many items that were included in the changes to create a new Collective Agreement.

The Highlights are as follows:
Agreement from 1 September 2005 to 31 August 2008
3% increase to hourly rates on 1 September 2005
3% increase to hourly rates on 1 September 2006
3% increase to hourly rates on 1 September 2007
Changes in Health Care Benefits to now include Chiropractor, Physiotherapy, Massage Therapy, and Orthotics/Custom Hose
Language changes regarding provision of Collective Agreement copies by the employer earlier in the employment for new hires.
Added more Steward positions
Change to Probation Period to coincide with the rest of the university
Placement of the Chief Steward at the Keele Campus on a day shift
Changes in Bereavement Leave to include mother-in-laws, father-in-laws, and grandparents in the longer time period allowed
Increase to three Personal Leave days [from two]
The extra week for longer service employees will now be available from age 55 with a factor of 80.
Summer hours through a modified version to match other university workers
Improvements in the Overtime Banked
Clarification and inclusion of the settlements regarding OHIP excluded testing and immunizations.
Dental improvement change is to Orthodontics to 80% without changing the limits
New Post-Retirement Benefits for members retiring after 31 August 2005 - $1500 annual limit including allowing the use for re-insurance.
Changes to improve Collective Agreement juristiction
New and Changed job classifications
Improvement to Footwear monetary allowances
Uniform now specified in the Collective Agreement
Timelined Inter-bargaining unit job posting capability.
Continuity of Letter on Staffing of newly owned University Buildings


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