Updates

Brock University reaches tentative deal with IATSE Local 461

The University is pleased to announce that a tentative agreement has been reached between the University and IATSE Local 461, which represents stagehands.

The parties entered conciliation on Feb. 18 and reached a tentative agreement later that day.

Further details will be released once the tentative agreement has been ratified by both parties.


IATSE meeting set; conciliation continues with CUPE 4207-3

Brock University and IATSE, Local 461 representing stagehands, are scheduled to meet on Feb. 18, following IATSE’s request for the appointment of a conciliation officer on Dec. 8, 2014.

Conciliation is a process by which a union or employer can apply to the Ontario Ministry of Labour to appoint a conciliation officer, who will try to assist the parties to reach a collective agreement.

CUPE 4207-3 – Bargaining continues with the assistance of a conciliation officer.  To date, the parties have met three times in conciliation.

Further updates will be provided to the community as discussions continue.


Conciliation requested in bargaining with CUPE 4207-3

CUPE 4207-3, which represents ESL Instructors, filed a request for the appointment of a conciliation officer, following the fourth meeting between the parties on Sept 11. The collective agreement between Brock University and CUPE 4207-3 expired on July 6.

Conciliation is a process by which a union or employer can apply to the Ontario Ministry of Labour to appoint a conciliation officer, who will try to assist the parties to reach a collective agreement.

The University remains committed to a negotiated settlement and looks forward to continuing our discussions with CUPE 4207-3 to reach a collective agreement.

Further updates will be provided to the community as discussions continue.


University and BUFA ratify collective agreement

Brock University and the Brock University Faculty Association (BUFA) have ratified a three-year agreement for the period between July 1, 2014 and June 30, 2017. BUFA represents 576 professors and professional librarians at Brock.

Bargaining discussions commenced in May 2014 and pre-conciliation mediation began on Aug. 6. BUFA and the University acknowledge the critical role of mediator Peter Simpson, from the Ministry of Labour, in bringing the parties together and building a bridge to the tentative agreement.

The tentative agreement was reached on Aug. 13. It was ratified by the Brock University Board of Trustees on Aug. 25 and by the BUFA membership on Aug. 29.


University and BUFA reach tentative agreement

Brock University and the Brock University Faculty Association (BUFA) reached a tentative agreement on a new contract early on Wednesday Aug. 13, 2014.

The tentative agreement was reached with the assistance of a mediator, and upon ratification would succeed the current collective agreement that expired June 30, 2014.

Details regarding the new agreement will not be released until both parties have ratified it with their principals.