CUPE 3903 sets strike deadline for March 3

The CUPE 3903 red-star logo

The CUPE 3903 red-star logo

CUPE 3903 has set a strike deadline of 12:01 a.m. on Tuesday, March 3.

On Friday, February 6, the Bargaining Team requested a “no board” report from the Ministry of Labour, in response to the Employer’s failure to show significant movement at the bargaining table. The “no board” report was officially issued on Tuesday, February 10, which puts the union in a legal strike position as early as Friday, February 27.

The union, however, has scheduled five more bargaining meetings with the Employer, which will be attended by a provincially-appointed Conciliator. Our hope is to avoid a strike by creating more opportunities to bargain. The last bargaining meeting with the Employer has been scheduled for Sunday, March 1, which is when the union expects the Employer to present its final offer.

The Employer’s offer will be presented to members of CUPE 3903 at a “final offer” Special General Membership Meeting on Monday, March 2. If the members reject the offer, they will likely move to strike on Tuesday, March 3.

The union will announce this week the location of its strike headquarters and continue to conduct strike training, as part of its preparations for a possible strike.

For more information about strike training, or to register for an upcoming meeting, please email