Hi Members,

Please find a link  below to an update from the USW National Office in regards to the ongoing negotiations between the Government and the University of Guelph and USW on behalf of our members.

The governments actions make no sense as our employer tries to minimize the negative impact on our members during these times by offering to top-up salaries, only to be prevented by the government.

Please follow this link to see the Report on the 2019 Projects (including the Friday Meal Program hosted by Local 4120).

The Downtown Guelph organizations who offer services to the vulnerable population in Guelph (Royal City Mission, The Drop In Centre, Hope House, The Seed, The Community Health Centre, and Wyndham House) have met to figure out the best way to continue providing valuable services to those most vulnerable in our city who require their services and have come up with the following plan:

- The Drop In Centre will remain open for individuals to congregate for coffee, tea, snacks and meals
- The kitchen in Royal City Mission will be used to prepare all meals

We have had some questions raised regarding how to use our many bargained leave options. I have put together some information below regarding the different types of leave that are in our contract, what article they are from, and when they apply during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Here is a link to the full collective agreement: