Bargaining Updates:

City of Ottawa Inside/Outside Collective Agreement:

Arbitration Award has been received and information contained in the award has been communicated to the members within that bargaining unit that we have contact information for. The Collective Agreement is now going through the process of the new language and changes to language being incorporated as well as the collective agreement moving to gender neutral language.

Ottawa Public Library Collective Agreement: 

The Union has reached out to the Employer to reschedule the dates that were planned for the end of August and early September.

City of Ottawa Part-time Recreation & Culture: 

The mail out to City PTREC members has been completed for the bargaining survey as well as a push to get more email addresses from this bargaining unit.

Forest Hill Long Term Care: 

The outstanding items have been referred to Arbitration. 

Embassy West Retirement Living: 

A Tentative Collective Agreement was ratified by the Embassy West members last week. 

Sandfield Place Long Term Care: 

Conciliation was May 17th and the parties reached an impasse. The Employer was very difficult with Arbitrator selection and a date has been secured for May 2022.

Champlain Ontario Health (formally Champlain LHINS):

The Local has served notice to bargaining and the employer has responded dates will not be available until Fall 2021. CUPE National continues discussions with Ontario Health about the scope of the Central Table.

Office Operations:

503 Staff will be returning to the office on a rotation basis effective September 7th 2021. members can continue to be served seamlessly by contacting our main line at 613-230-2456 or

Announcements for September 2021

Based on the Province of Ontario maintaining Stage 3 of re-opening the province and the limit within that stage of gatherings of no more than 25 people it appears that we will not be able to have our in-person General membership Meeting that would normally be scheduled for Tuesday, September 21st. However we are watching for any changes to the stages that will be announced. The Local is working with the Telephone Town Hall provider to secure a All members telephone Town Hall for late September to be able to engage with the membership. Details will be announced once finalized.