Collective Bargaining Information Source

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Keeping you informed about collective bargaining at U of T

As one of the world’s top-ranked universities and one of the largest employers in the Greater Toronto Area, U of T places the highest priority possible on creating an environment where our students, faculty and staff can thrive and contribute.

A key component of this priority is maintaining strong relationships with U of T’s 29 employee groups.

More than 20,000 of U of T’s employees are represented by 11 different unions and covered by 23 separate collective agreements. This website has been created to keep you informed about collective bargaining and related activities. It will be updated regularly.

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Last updated: February 17, 2018

Collective Agreements Reached

Renewal collective agreements reached and ratified in 2018:

  • Agreement ratified between U of T and CUPE Local 3261 – 89 Chestnut Street unit
    • The first collective agreement between the University and CUPE Local 3261 – 89 Chestnut Street unit (previously represented by Unite Here) comprised of full-time, part-time and casual workers including Room & Public Area Attendants, Food Service Workers, Banquet Servers, and Maintenance workers employed at the Chestnut Residence & Conference Centre has been ratified in a vote on April 18.
    • The Memorandum of Agreement will be posted under Agreements on the Human Resources & Equity website.
  • Agreement ratified between U of T and Unifor, Local 2003
    • The agreement between the University and Unifor, Local 2003 reached on Friday, April 20th has now been ratified by employees in the bargaining unit. Unifor represents Operating Engineers and Building Management Systems Technicians employed on all three campuses.
    • The Memorandum of Agreement will be posted under Agreements on the Human Resources & Equity website.
  • Agreement ratified between U of T and CUPE 3902 Unit 1


Renewal collective agreements reached and ratified in 2017:

  • CUPE Local 1230: full- and part-time library workers employed in the University’s central library system
  • CUPE Local 1230, Student Casual: student casual library workers employed in the University’s central library system
  • CUPE Local 2484: daycare workers and support staff
  • CUPE Local 3261: full- and regular part-time service workers, including caretakers, grounds staff, drivers, laboratory animal technicians and athletic attendants
  • CUPE Local 3261, Casual: casual service workers on all three campuses
  • CUPE Local 3902 Unit 3: sessional instructors
  • CUPE Local 3902 Unit 5: postdoctoral fellows
  • IBEW Local 353: machinists
  • OPSEU Local 578: research officers and associates at OISE
  • USW Local 1998 Staff Appointed: full- and part-time administrative and technical staff
  • USW Local 1998 Casual: casual administrative and technical staff on all three campuses

 

Upcoming

Last Updated : December 14, 2017

  • OPSEU 519 Campus Police (expired June 30, 2017)

2018 Expiry dates of Collective Agreements

  • Jan. 31, 2018 UNITE HERE, Local 75 Hospitality workers at 89 Chestnut
  • Apr. 30, 2018 Carpenters and Allied Workers, Local 27
  • Apr. 30, 2018 Unifor, Local 2003 Stationary Engineers, Building Management Systems Technicians, and Building Engineers
  • April 30, 2018 IBEW Local 353 Electricians
  • April 30, 2018 IBEW Local 353 Locksmiths
  • April 30, 2018 IBEW Local 353 Machinists
  • April 30, 2018 Sheet Metal Workers Local 30
  • May 31, 2018 UA Local 46 Plumbers
  • Aug. 31, 2018 CUPE 3907 Graduate Assistants at OISE