Following a week of voting to ratify CUPE 3902, Unit 1’s tentative agreement with the University of Toronto, it was announced on February 16 that over 1100 CUPE 3902 members voted to ratify their tentative agreement, with 86.1% voting in favour of the tentative agreement, which ends the possibility of a strike.
Representing around 7,000 employees including teaching assistants and instructors, Unit 1 had initially set a strike deadline of February 26. This vote to ratify the agreement comes before this deadline.
The University and CUPE 3902, Unit 1 have been partaking in bargaining meetings with the help of a provincially-appointed conciliator. The tentative agreement was reached on February 8 following over five months of negotiations. Following this agreement, an ascension meeting was held on February 12 which resulted in CUPE 3902 Unit 1 members voting in favour of sending the tentative agreement to a unit-wide ratification vote.
The details of the proposed agreement are currently not available for public viewing. According to CUPE’s Twitter feed, all members of Unit 1 have access to the agreement through their membership portals.
The Medium will be reaching out to CUPE 3902, Unit 1 for comment.
This article will continue to be updated.