Collective Agreement

The collective agreements for Units 1, 2, and 3 were applied retroactively to September 1, 2014, and expired on August 31, 2017.

The first collective agreement for Unit 4 (part-time librarians and archivists) was ratified January 27, 2017 and expired August 31, 2018.

Where are the 2017-2020 Collective Agreements?

Arbitrator Hayes issued his settlement for Units 1, 2 and 3 in December 2018. When York provided the union with these new collective agreements we discovered they had inserted a whole new Article into the Unit 1 and Unit 3 Collective Agreements.

This new Article was neither signed off on in bargaining, nor part of the Hayes settlement. York cannot unilaterally decide on new language to place in our CA. We have asked York to print and release the electronic version of the non-disputed (Units 2 and 4) CAs as soon as possible. We have been assured that they are “looking into it”.

Members can contact the Chief Stewards, or a Staff Representative with questions regarding the current CA. There is an updated members’ manual with some CA highlights, and the benefits and funds page has been updated to reflect the 2017-2020 CA language. Also, Unit 2 members can find the language for the revitalized SRC program here.

There are processes in place that allow us to reach agreements with York in between bargaining rounds, if new policies or procedures are warranted. None of these processes allow York to act unilaterally without the consent of our membership. The union has communicated to the employer that we would be willing to engage in such a process, yet they chose to act unilaterally instead. 

Collective Agreements are not proclamations from the President’s Office and York cannot treat them as such.

2014-2017 collective agreements:

2011-2014 collective agreements: