Bargaining Updates:

Ottawa Public Library Collective Agreement: 

On Wednesday, March 16th at 12:01pm a member from the legal team of Jewitt McLuckie and Associates LLP commenced the ratification count for the tentative Ottawa Public Library Agreement. The Agreement was ratified by the members.

Ottawa Community Housing:

On Wednesday, March 9th the Bargaining Team was able to reach a tentative agreement with Ottawa Community Housing. An announcement was communicated to the members that we have personal email addresses for. A mailing with a summary of the tentative agreement will be sent out to all members home addresses through Canada Post and members should expect to receive that mailing the week of April 4th. A Ballot and Return envelope will be included. The Local will be holding 2 Zoom sessions for OCH members on Wednesday, April 13th between 12-2pm and 6-8pm. Details of how to register for these sessions will be communicated in the letter as well as through a future email blast. The deadline for ballots to be returned to the Local will be 12 noon on Tuesday, April 26th. If you have moved recently please ensure the Local has your current mailing address by providing it to Heather at hduff@cupe503.com. The ballots with the summary and mailing envelopes will be going to print March 25th 2022.

City of Ottawa Part-time Recreation & Culture:

The Union and the Employer continue negotiations and are working to confirm additional dates into early April.

Sandfield Place Long Term Care: 

An Arbitration date has been scheduled for May 27th 2022.

Forest Hill Long Term Care:

We had our Arbitration date February 17th 2022 and now await for the Interest Arbitration Award from the Arbitrator.

Champlain Ontario Health HCCSS (formally Champlain LHINS):

Prep dates for the Bargaining Team have been confirmed for March 28th and 29th. We do not yet have confirmed dates from the Employer for the Local Table.

Paramedic Service Update:

The Local released a report “A Service in Crisis” late in January and has completed two bursts of media work around the report. 503 members in the Paramedic Service that we have personal emails for received a communication Tuesday, March 15th with next steps including the CUPE Ontario CACO “911 We Can’t Wait” campaign, our media spots from last week and a 1 Question survey on how we move forward with addressing the first concern highlighted by the report. 

Employer Vaccination Policy Update:

The Local has communicated with the Employers who have vaccination policies in place to inquire about their next steps. We have yet to receive any information from the Employers. Our Policy Grievances remain and dates for Arbitration commence in May 2022. We expect these Policy Grievances hearings will take multiple dates.