Big Turnout for a Memorial to Fallen Security Guard

Over 70 people joined local labour organizers to mark the death last month of a 62-year-old security guard at Guelph Central Station. After leaving a wreath and tying green ribbons outside the station in memorial to Mario Ruffolo, City of Guelph labour leaders told the crowd that Ruffolo’s death is a reminder that more needs to be done for workers, and that more needs to be done for people suffering from mental illness. Continue reading “Big Turnout for a Memorial to Fallen Security Guard”

City Council Ratifies CUPE Deal; Full Details Still Not Known

Monday night, city council ratified the new contract between the City of Guelph and three Canadian Union of Public Employees locals that was reached on April 3. The motion was passed unanimously with all councillors and the mayor voting in favour, but they know what’s in the deal. We, among the general public, still do not. Continue reading “City Council Ratifies CUPE Deal; Full Details Still Not Known”

CUPE Negotiations with the City Hit a Snag

A quick but ominous press release was fired off from City Hall late today saying that the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) locals 241, 973 and 1946 have requested a “no board” report be filed with the Ontario Labour Relations Board. It means that the parties involved are basically not close to making a deal, but more ominously, it starts a three week countdown to potential job action. Continue reading “CUPE Negotiations with the City Hit a Snag”

This Week in Press Releases – February 1-5, 2016

Every week, the City of Guelph and other groups send out notices to announce new events, imperatives, and information that you need to know. Here is this week in press releases. Continue reading “This Week in Press Releases – February 1-5, 2016”