Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE)

Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE)

February 27, 2015 10:03 ET

CUPE Local 3912 files 'Bargaining in Bad Faith' complaint against Dalhousie University

HALIFAX, NOVA SCOTIA--(Marketwired - Feb. 27, 2015) - The union representing 1,600 Part-time Academics, Instructors, Teaching Assistants, Markers and Demonstrators at Dalhousie University has filed a Bargaining in Bad Faith complaint against their employer.

CUPE National Representative Marianne Welsh says, "The Parties met with a provincially-appointed Conciliation Officer on two dates in November and one in February.

"Last week CUPE Local 3912 filed a complaint under the Trade Union Act alleging that Dalhousie University has failed to comply with a section of the Act that compels both parties to 'make every reasonable effort to reach a collective agreement'.

"In the complaint," says Welsh, "CUPE alleges that Dalhousie has failed to fulfill this statutory duty by maintaining a bargaining position that would exclude employees in one faculty from the bargaining unit."

CUPE Local 3912's current collective agreement expired August 31, 2012.

Contact Information

  • Marianne Welsh
    CUPE National Representative
    (902) 818-4125

    Steve Cloutier
    President, CUPE 3912
    (902) 440-4549

    John McCracken
    CUPE Communications Representative
    (902) 880-8057