New representation for some facility services staff

Some staff in McMaster’s Facility Services unit have chosen new representation.

Operations and maintenance staff voted to be represented by The Building Union of Canada (BUC). The employees had been represented by Service Employees International Union (SEIU).

“The University respects the choice made by our employees  and looks forward to working with BUC on a new collective agreement,” says Geoff Tierney, director of employee and labour relations. “We thank SEIU for its commitment to McMaster and its employees.”

Now that there has been a change in representation, Ontario’s labour laws stipulate a new collective agreement must be negotiated. Both parties will begin discussions on the new agreement in the coming weeks.