City And Library Reach Tentative Agreements

(GUELPH, ON) – The City of Guelph, the Guelph Public Library and CUPE locals 241, 973 and 1946 have reached tentative collective agreements for Guelph’s outside, office and library employees.

“We’re very pleased to reach these agreements without any disruption to City programs and services.” said Mark Amorosi, Guelph’s executive director of corporate and human resources. “We want to thank the unions and our Ministry of Labour-appointed mediator for working together to negotiate affordable settlements that protect taxpayers’ interests and provide fair, equitable and competitive compensation to employees.”

The City began negotiations with its CUPE unions last fall and requested the help of a Ministry of Labour-appointed mediator to reach settlements for all three CUPE unions. The details of the settlements will not be released until the unions, the Guelph Public Library Board and Guelph City Council vote to ratify the tentative agreements.

The unions and the Guelph Public Library Board will hold ratification votes over the coming weeks, and City Council will hold the final ratification vote on Monday, April 23.