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CUPE Unit 2 Collective Agreement reached

January 21, 2016 — 

CUPE Unit 2 and the University of Manitoba have successfully reached an agreement, ratified by CUPE members on Jan. 7. The new collective agreement includes salary increases over three years. CUPE Unit 2 represents approximately 500 sessional instructors, part-time librarians and part-time counsellors.

Salary schedules and a draft of the revised Right of First Refusal (RFR) language are available here. The new CUPE agreement covers September 1, 2015 to August 31, 2018. Workshops for staff on the changes are scheduled for later this winter.

Greg Juliano, associate vice-president (human resources) notes, “The university is pleased to have successfully negotiated agreements with two bargaining groups in the past two months, providing stability for our students and larger community.”

A successful negotiation was reached in Dec. 2015 between the Association of Employees Supporting Education Services (AESES) and the U of M, using a collaborative approach to negotiation referred to as interest-based bargaining. 91 per cent of AESES members who voted on Dec. 9 elected to accept the agreement.


Questions about details of the changes and new wording in the new CUPE Collective Agreement can be addressed to HR consultants or to Bev Lockie, staff relations officer, at 204-474-7256. 

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