Earlier this afternoon, Dalhousie sent the following memo to students announcing that they had reached a tentative agreement with CUPE. If CUPE members ratify the agreement, they will return to work in their Dalhousie classes in the coming days. Please continue to check your university email inbox for more information as these details are confirmed.
To: The Dalhousie University community
From: Chris Hattie, Assistant Vice-President Human Resources (Acting)
Date: Tuesday, November 8, 2022
Re: Tentative agreement reached with CUPE Local 3912
I am pleased to share that negotiators representing the Dalhousie Board of Governors and CUPE Local 3912 have reached a tentative collective agreement today, Tuesday, November 8.
A tentative agreement means that negotiators for both parties have agreed to the terms of a collective agreement. The next step is for this to be agreed upon or ratified by CUPE members and the University’s Board of Governors. CUPE’s negotiating team is scheduled to present details of the agreement to its members at a meeting this evening. It would then need to be voted on by CUPE’s membership.
It is expected that a ratification vote will be held as quickly as possible and, if successful, CUPE employees will return to work in the coming days. We will provide more information as these details are confirmed.
Dalhousie University offers its thanks to the members of both bargaining teams for their efforts in reaching this outcome.
Assistant Vice-President Human Resources (Acting)