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Collective Agreements

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Check for bargaining updates and read the supporting documents provided to help you understand your collective agreement.

Ryerson's bargaining values

Ryerson has a strong history of collaborative collective bargaining and positive labour relations. We are committed problem solvers, successfully negotiating collective agreements with all the unions on campus that include progressive changes that meet the needs of all parties.

We are proud that in working with the unions we’ve had no labour disruptions on our campus for the past 30 years. Negotiations at Ryerson have been successful because of the joint commitment from both sides.

We come to the negotiation table with the following values:

  1. At Ryerson, we value the contributions of all employee groups. We acknowledge the crucial role of unions and their leadership. We value the process of collective bargaining.
  2. The values of equity, diversity and inclusion are important to us. We continually work to advance EDI initiatives through bargaining.
  3. We come to the table in good faith. We listen; we hear the concerns of our unions.
  4. We are committed to meaningful dialogue that is respectful and gives due consideration to differing views.
  5. We are committed to reaching fair settlements that achieve important priorities within the realities of our financial limits.
  6. We are accountable to all of Ryerson’s stakeholders; our perspective must take into account the success of the university as a whole.

Bargaining updates

Ryerson University reached a new collective agreement with CUPE Local 233 in October 2018. The new collective agreement is now online:

Key changes to the agreement have been updated in the following briefing note:

Please visit the CUPE Local 3904, Unit 1 Academic Negotiations page on the Faculty Affairs website.

Please visit the CUPE 3904, 2: Continuing Education Contract Lecturers Negotiations page on the Faculty Affairs website.

Please visit the CUPE Local 3904, Unit 3 Academic Negotiations page on the Faculty Affairs website.

Ryerson University reached a new collective agreement with OPSEU Local 596 in December 2018. There are no bargaining updates at this time.

Please visit the Ryerson Faculty Association Academic Negotiations page on the Faculty Affairs website.

Collective agreements

July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2022

Disclaimer: The online versions of collective agreements are provided for the convenient reference of union group members, management individuals and other interested parties. If any conflict is found between these versions and the official documents, the terms of the official documents will prevail.

Please visit the CUPE Local 3904, Unit 1 Collective Agreement page on the Faculty Affairs website.

July 2, 2019 to June 30, 2022

Disclaimer: The online versions of collective agreements are provided for the convenient reference of union group members, management individuals and other interested parties. If any conflict is found between these versions and the official documents, the terms of the official documents will prevail.

Please visit the RFA collective agreement page on the Faculty Affairs website.