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Alan Wildeman, Srila Perine, Jeff Martin, Rita LaCivitaUWindsor president Alan Wildeman (left) and vice-president of human resources Rita LaCivita, (right) sign contracts with CUPE representatives Srila Perine and Jeff Martin of locals 4580 and 1001, respectively.

Signing ceremony officially concludes CUPE contracts

Collective bargaining is hard work, says UWindsor president Alan Wildeman, but it is important work.

“I know it often times means late hours, but we do appreciate the efforts of all our bargaining teams,” he said Wednesday in the Toldo Health Education Centre, as University administrators met with officials of the three campus locals of the Canadian Union of Public Employees to formally sign collective agreements reached in October 2016.

Rita LaCivita, vice-president of human resources, thanked everyone involved in the negotiations.

“I believe we have in place some collective agreements we can be very proud of,” she said.

CUPE represents campus staff in three locals: 1001, Food Services, housekeeping and grounds; 1393, trades, technical and professional; and 4580, graduate and teaching assistants.