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The deal also adds a single provision: a pension benefit formula in the collective agreement. The victory of CUPE 2424 is an asset for other workers who are fighting for the protection of their pensions. The strike has put on the agenda the pension rights of other unions that are currently negotiating with the administration. The collective agreement now contains a clear provision on the protection of the defined benefit component of the plan. This means that it is no longer possible for the Board of Governors or its Pension Committee to abolish the defined benefit aspect of the plan. The new language of the treaty prevents unilateral changes by the Board of Governors, protects against „negative“ changes and asks the employer to instruct the union to amend the plan six months before the announcement. CUPE 2424 was Monday, March 5 at 6:00 a.m. .m. CUPE 2424 includes Carleton University administrators, technicians and libraries. Members of CUPE 2424, employees of Carleton University, applauded last night after the ratification of a new contract with the university. After a four-week strike, the native secured an agreement guaranteeing a defined benefit pension for workers and prevented the university`s board of governors from unilaterally changing the pension. The growing financial pressure of the early 1970s was first felt in Carleton, and following an announcement by the administration that faculties should be dismissed, members decided that legal protection for appointment terms should be sought under the Ontario Labour Relations Act.

The question of whether university staff could be unionized under OLRA (teachers have their own legislation) was answered in the affirmative, and cuasa became, after much work, the first university staff union in Ontario. CUASA has expanded its traditional affiliation to professional librarians and trainers in the bargaining unit. Further preparation and negotiation of the first collective agreement ensued. With all this, a new constitution, new legal responsibilities and the need for a permanent office and staff have come to advance the policy and objectives of membership. CUPE 2424 ratified a collective agreement on 4 April 2018, after a month on the strike line. Read the explanation here. The overall objective of this agreement is to establish an orderly collective relationship between the employer and the workers represented by the Union, to ensure the peaceful settlement of disputes and to establish agreements on wage rates and other working conditions. „This is a first,“ said Kevin Skerrett, a national pension researcher.

„Neither cupE 2424 nor any other union we know have ever had specific performance provisions in their collective agreement. The inclusion of this important detail will make it very difficult to change this basic formula. A proposal by Mr. J. Holmes, Member of Parliament for S. McKeown, to continue the temporary commission until the next meeting. On June 18, 1975, CUASA became the first university staff union in Ontario. After being reviewed by the President of the activities and objectives of the Canadian Association of University Teachers (CAUT) and after a general discussion by those present about the goals, nature and objectives of a staff association at Carleton College, it was moved by R. Love and seconded by H.

Jones that such an association was created at the college.