LIVE BLOG: City Council Meeting for February 22, 2021

There’s not much to do this week but approve Committee of the Whole reports. You can click here for the amended agenda from City Hall, and you can click here for the Politico preview. For the complete blow-by-blow of today’s council meeting, you can follow along on Twitter, or follow the tweets below. You can also watch the City’s own live-stream of the meeting here. Continue reading “LIVE BLOG: City Council Meeting for February 22, 2021”

City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the February 22 Meeting?

By the time we get here it will have been a busy month at (virtual) city council, so we have a nice, easy regular meeting where most of the action seems to be contained to the closed session. Everything else will re-run what we saw before at Committee of the Whole unless there’s some late, breaking council business. Continue reading “City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the February 22 Meeting?”

3913 Rebuttal: Negotiations About Giving Power Back to Members Says Union Prez

Following up on today’s new Guelph Politicast, I talked to the Canadian Union of Public Employees local 3913 about the negotiations with CUPE 1281 from their point of view, and what they’re goals are so far as the difficulties in reaching an agreement. Continue reading “3913 Rebuttal: Negotiations About Giving Power Back to Members Says Union Prez”

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”

City Seeking Provincial Conciliator for Transit Contractor

Coming perilously close to being taken out with the trash, came word late Thursday afternoon that the City of Guelph was seeking conciliation from the province as contract negotiations with the employees of Guelph Transit, represented by the Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) Local 1189, appear to have come to an impasse. Continue reading “City Seeking Provincial Conciliator for Transit Contractor”