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 1356.cupe.ca This Blog will include Local information and information garnered from sources other Universities, Colleges, Post Secondary/Tertiary Education and news sources supplying information.

Friday, June 01, 2007

CUPE Local 2132 and CDI negotiations

About 100 members of CUPE 2132 have been in talks for more than a year with their mployer, the Child Development Institute (CDI). These members provide early childhood education/child care programs and mental health services to Toronto children and their families at about 12 different sites across the city.

CUPE 2132's four key remaining issues are:
  • A fair wage increase
  • Job Security/Layoff & Recall Improvements
  • Pension Plan
  • Health Benefits improvement (including employer paid Family Benefits Coverage)

The employer tabled a final offer during conciliation that contained a two-tier wage increase that would provide 3% LESS to lower-paid child care workers and continued to keep outdated sick time and benefit provisions that treat child care and clinical staff differently.

The employer's final offer was overwhelmingly rejected by the local's membership by a whopping 96%.

CUPE 2132 and CDI are being called back to the table by the conciliation officer on June 6th and the local will be in a legal strike/lockout position on June 10th.

Please help us send a strong message to the employer that they must negotiate a fair collective agreement. An online action has been set up and you can send a message to the Executive Director by going to: http://www.cupe.ca/action/cupe2132

Please let this employer know that it ' s time to settle a fair contract now!
Please circulate this message widely.

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