CUPE 3902 Unit 1, the union representing over 7000 teaching assistants, student and postdoctoral course instructors, and exam invigilators, announced that it has reached a tentative agreement with the university after five months of negotiations and ahead of the February 26 strike deadline.
The tentative agreement must now be ratified by Unit 1 members to come into effect and nullify the potential for a strike. The agreement will be presented to members at a meeting on February 12 at 6:30 pm at Convocation Hall. If members vote to send the agreement to ratification, polls will open immediately and continue until February 16.
The announcement came late Thursday night on CUPE 3209’s social media accounts, including Twitter and Facebook:
The Unit 1 bargaining team has reached a tentative agreement with the Employer. More news to come tomorrow. Thanks to all members and allies for your support! pic.twitter.com/WIAjUHqY2l
— CUPE 3902 (@cupe3902) February 9, 2018
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