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Thursday August 29th, 2013

Posted at 1:00pm

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With students returning to the campus of the University of Windsor this weekend, the threat of a strike or lockout of employees of some of the major services on campus lingers for September.

Talks have been ongoing since the summer with CUPE Local 1393, who represents approximately 281 technical, trades and professional staff at the University.  A mediator appointed by the Ministry of Labour will join talks on September 5th and 6th.

A ‘No Board’ report has been issued at the request of CUPE 1393, with a deadline of 12:01am on September 8th, which will then put them in a legal strike position and the University in a legal lock out position at that time.

Talks with CAW 195 which represents 26 campus community police and parking services employees, and CAW 2458 which represents 362 clerical staff, operating engineers, refrigeration mechanics and mechanics were held this past Monday and Tuesday and are scheduled to continue from September 9th through 13th.

A No Board report has been issued at the request of CAW 195 and CAW 2458 with a deadline of 12:01am on September 16th, which puts them in a legal strike position and the University in a legal lock out position at that time.

Talks with CUPE 1001, which represents 118 full-time and 202 part-time housekeeping, grounds, maintenance and food services staff, will continue with a conciliator on September 3rd and 4th.

The university says that in the event of a strike, the University will remain open with a reduced number of services available.

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