Brock University and CUPE 42073 ratify collective agreement

Brock University’s Board of Trustees and CUPE Local 4207-3 have ratified the collective agreement that was reached in mediated talks on April 3.The Union represents 38 ESL instructors at Brock who have been on strike since March 26. Both parties worked with a provincially-appointed mediator to reach the tentative agreement.“This has been a difficult round of negotiations,” says Murray Knuttila, Provost and Vice-President, Academic. “We’re pleased that this agreement will end the current strike, allowing ESL instructors to return to work.”Academic classes and activities for Thursday April 5 are expected to operate on a normal schedule and the exam period will commence on April 12 as planned.Students with questions about the status of their academic classes should contact their course instructors, as well as check their Brock email or Sakai.RELATED POSTS:Brock University and CUPE 4207-3 reach tentative deal (April 3, 2012)University and Union to meet with Mediator (April 2, 2012)Anticipate continued delays when entering Brock campus (April 1, 2012)Brock Provost speaks to concerns about academic implications of strike (March 29, 2012)University remains available to meet with Union (March 27, 2012)Consider alternatives to deal with Brock traffic and parking delays (March 26, 2012)Statement from Brock University regarding labour disruption (March 26, 2012)ESL instructors on strike at Brock (March 25, 2012)Bargaining update involving University and CUPE Local 4207 Unit 3 (March 22, 2012) read more