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Tentative agreement reached with CUPE Local 3912

Posted by Chris Hattie, Assistant Vice-President Human Resources (Acting) on November 8, 2022 in Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE), Local 3912


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.


Chris Hattie
Assistant Vice-President Human Resources (Acting)

Dalhousie University is located in Mi'kma'ki, the ancestral and unceded territory of the Mi`kmaq. We are all treaty people.

We recognize that African Nova Scotians are a distinct people whose histories, legacies and contributions have enriched that part of Mi’kma’ki known as Nova Scotia for over 400 years.