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Thursday September 19th, 2013

Posted at 3:42pm

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After a day of exploratory talks on Wednesday between the University of Windsor and CUPE Local 1393, no future talks have been scheduled.

University officials say that after meeting with a mediator, they are “not confident at this time that CUPE 1393 has the flexibility needed to meaningfully address the issues of bumping and job evaluation.”

The University of Windsor says that they have been consistent with their position on the issues of bumping and job evaluation.

“We’re incredibly disappointed that the university has chosen not to return to the bargaining table, the only place where this dispute can be resolved,” said Dean Roy, President of CUPE 1393.

“We indicated to the university that we were prepared to move on all of their issues of concern. Our proposals would have saved the university considerable sums of money, but in the end, the university said that wasn’t good enough,” said Roy.

Both sides say they remain ready to return to the table at any time.

CUPE 1393 represents 280 skilled trade and professional staff at the University of Windsor, who perform a wide range of tasks from plumbing and carpentry to nursing, graphic design and hazardous materials handling on campus, to name a few.

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