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We are CUPE 4207

A union of academic workers on the front line of university education at Brock University. This page is a source for updates and questions related to our collective bargaining with the university administration.

Latest News

STRIKE DEADLINE MARCH 3

We have received 'no board' report from the Ministry of Labour. The local's Unit 1 will be in a legal strike position on March 3. This does not mean that strike will be called [...]

February 16th, 2017|Categories: Local 4207 News, News, Unit 1|

‘NO BOARD’ REPORT

After the failed conciliation process, our local commenced the legal process of setting a strike deadline. On Friday, February 10, Unit 1 Bargaining Committee asked the conciliator to issue a request for a "no board" [...]

February 11th, 2017|Categories: Local 4207 News, News, Unit 1|

Strike vote result January 18/19

January 19th - The Executive and Bargaining Committees would like to thank members who participated in the strike mandate vote. The resulting vote is 73% in favour to give our union the authority to call [...]

January 29th, 2017|Categories: Local 4207 News, News, Unit 1|

Jan 24 Conciliation Update

On January 24th Unit 1 bargaining team was yet again in conciliation with the university. This was the third attempt to forge a respectful terms of our working conditions that our members are likely to accept. Unfortunately,  there was no change in approach the employer chose to pursue. We are nowhere near to an acceptable collective agreement language, and certainly miles apart on the items that concern our members. See 4207 president’s report here. […]

January 28th, 2017|Categories: Local 4207 News, News, Unit 1|

Conciliation Report

On January 10th and 11th, Unit 1 Bargaining Committee was in conciliation with the employer. The two days did not lead to progress on the language we are proposing; to improve our working and learning [...]

January 15th, 2017|Categories: Local 4207 News, News|

VOTE YES JANUARY 18 and 19

A Strike Vote is going to be held directly after adjournment of our Special GMM on Wednesday, January 18th. The Special GMM starts at 5 pm in Pond Inlet and its sole agenda is the [...]

January 14th, 2017|Categories: Local 4207 News, News, Unit 1|

Read & Share!

January 9th, 2017|Categories: Local 4207 News, News, Unit 1|

Special GMM and Strike Vote

A Special GMM will be held on Wednesday, January 18, solely for the purpose to discuss bargaining and strike mandate vote. The Bargaining and Executive Committees will provide a detailed break down of current standing [...]

December 31st, 2016|Categories: Local 4207 News, News, Unit 1|

Two sides of Brock … the claim and the reality

We are launching a campaign presenting the reality of our working conditions, juxtaposed to what Brock University markets itself to be as one of the top employers in Niagara-Hamilton. If you are a contract instructor [...]

December 28th, 2016|Categories: Local 4207 News, News, Unit 1|

Update on negotiations, round 9, December 16

The Bargaining Committee of Unit 1 met with the Employer for the ninth time, on Friday, December 16th. Phil Wachel, President, reports: The bargaining team and the Employer agreed on January 10 and 11 for [...]

December 22nd, 2016|Categories: Local 4207 News, News, Unit 1|

Strike Averting Workshop

Saturday December 17th 9 am to 4 pm CUPE Regional Office at 110A, Hannover Drive in St. Catharines Food included. The local holds a day long workshop on strike averting/strike preparation at the CUPE regional [...]

December 8th, 2016|Categories: Local 4207 News, News, Unit 1|

Strike Mandate Vote

The Bargaining Committee of Unit 1 and the Executive Committees have chosen the best date for Strike Mandate Vote for January 19th from 9 am to 8 pm in MC A Hallway. A Special GMM [...]

December 3rd, 2016|Categories: Local 4207 News, News, Unit 1|

Conciliation

The local applied for conciliation after series of seven meetings with the employer that lead to no serious discussion on key issues that matter to our membership neither to much of an advancement on language [...]

November 27th, 2016|Categories: Local 4207 News, News, Unit 1|

Report from rounds 6 and 7

Unit 1 bargaining team met with the employer for sixth and seventh time on November 7 and 11. At our GMM November 9, members discussed a disturbing concession the employer imposes on Unit 1 - [...]

November 12th, 2016|Categories: Local 4207 News, News, Unit 1|

RALLY THURSDAY November 10th

The rally for Fairness for Academic workers at Brock was awesome. The strong gusts of wind added power under our wings! There was much support from 4207 members, students, BUFA,  CUPE 1295, and the Canadian [...]

November 11th, 2016|Categories: Local 4207 News, News, Unit 1|

Report from rounds 4 and 5

After two days of negotiations huge concessions remain on the table. Attention Instructors! The employer wants to give preference in hiring for Instructor work to full time PhD students. The second preference would be given [...]

October 28th, 2016|Categories: Local 4207 News, News, Unit 1|

Next two rounds of U1 bargaining

Unit 1 Bargaining Committee will meet with the employer on October 26 and again on October 28. Negotiations take place at the CUPE Niagara District Office, 110A Hannover Drive, Suite 101, St. Catharines. This will [...]

October 20th, 2016|Categories: Local 4207 News, News, Unit 1|

UNIT 2 ratified

On Friday, September 23, Unit 2 ratified their collective agreement. This concludes collective bargaining between CUPE 4207 Unit 2 and the University until the approaching end  of the three year contract in June 30, 2019. [...]

September 25th, 2016|Categories: Local 4207 News, News, Unit 2|

Unit 2 reached tentative agreement

Solidarity cheer from members of Unit 3 - ESL Instructors - during Unit 2's conciliation day. After a day in conciliation yesterday, Unit 2 and the University have reached a tentative collective agreement. [...]

September 22nd, 2016|Categories: Local 4207 News, News, Unit 2|

UNIT 2 100% Strike Mandate Vote

September 15 - Unit 2 members voted unanimously YES, giving their bargaining committee the mandate to call for a strike should circumstances in negotiations will bring this question about in the near future. Conciliation  is [...]

September 16th, 2016|Categories: Local 4207 News, Unit 2|

Unit 2 Heading to Conciliation

The Bargaining Committee of Unit 2 applied for conciliation after unsuccessful bargaining attempts this summer. The date of Conciliation is September 21, 2016.   What is Conciliation? Conciliation usually follows an impasse in negotiations. It [...]

September 3rd, 2016|Categories: Local 4207 News, News, Unit 2|

Round One: Unit 1 First Meeting Sep. 1st

September 1, 2016, is the first date scheduled to meet the employer in this round of negotiations for a new Collective Agreement between CUPE 4207 and the University.  Bargaining Team of Unit 1 and the [...]

August 16th, 2016|Categories: Local 4207 News, Unit 1|

Unit 2 Heading for Conciliation

Negotiations of Unit 2 - Full time Coordinators in ESL Services - is moving towards conciliation. This means that bargaining is at an impasse, no movement has been made and either party can apply for [...]

August 3rd, 2016|Categories: Local 4207 News, Unit 2|

Solidarity Pact is here!

COAL released Solidarity Pact signed by nine locals. It is a first step of coordinated bargaining of CUPE academic locals in Ontario.

August 3rd, 2016|Categories: Local 4207 News|

COAL

Our Local Joined the Coalition of Ontario Academic Locals. COAL represents a group of locals who are working together around mutual goals. Nine of CUPE Ontario academic bargaining units are or will be soon entering [...]

June 23rd, 2016|Categories: Local 4207 News|

Unit 2 Update

June 17, 2016 Unit 2 bargaining team met for the 3rd time. and last 2 meetings have been full days (13th and 17th). We'll resume our meetings on 22 and 29 and our agreement expires [...]

June 23rd, 2016|Categories: Local 4207 News, Uncategorised, Unit 2|

Photos from our Successful Notice to Bargain Party!

The Notice to Bargain Party held today in front of the Schmon Tower was a monumental success! Great conversations were had with students, faculty, and staff about the state of bargaining for Unit 2 and [...]

June 8th, 2016|Categories: Local 4207 News, Unit 1, Unit 2|

Notice to Bargain Party!

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