CUPE Negotiations Update
Wilfrid Laurier University is in the midst of negotiating a new contract with CUPE Local 926, which represents approximately 110 custodial, grounds and trades employees at Laurierís Waterloo campus and Kitchener location.†The parties have met 12 times since October, including five days with a conciliation officer from the Ministry of Labour. After five days of conciliation the parties have been unable to come to an agreement. The University provided the Union with an offer for settlement at 3 p.m. on Jan. 28, 2016. It was rejected by the Union bargaining team. The University remains optimistic that the parties can reach a deal and is available to meet with the Union at any time to discuss the Universityís offer for settlement.