The Communiqué – Bargaining Update – September 7, 2017

September 7, 2017

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CUASA Steering Committee

Root Gorelick, Biology

Vice President
Melissa Haussman, Political Science

Pum van Veldhoven, Sociology

Treasurer (pro tem)
Greg Franks, Sys. and Comp. Engineering

Chair, Collective Bargaining
Chantal Dion, French

Chair, External

Chair, Grievance
Pum van Veldhoven, Sociology

Salary and Benefits Officer
Greg Franks, Sys. and Comp.

Chair, Internal Affairs
Audra Diptee, History

Communications Officer
Kirsten Kozolanka, Journalism and Communication

Chair, Equity
Dawn Moore, Law and Legal Studies

Chair, Nominations and

Instructor Representative
Iain McKinnell, Biology

Librarian Representative
Kristof Avramsson

CUASA Office Staff

Grievance and Arbitration
Christal Côté

Office Manager
Deborah Jackson

Member Services and Communications Officer
Victor Lorentz

In this issue:

Bargaining Update

Last Thursday and Friday your negotiating team met with the administration’s team. Despite our best efforts, the parties have not yet agreed to bargaining protocols and, as such, have not yet traded proposals or begun substantive discussions on the terms of a new contract. The sides will meet again on September 15th.

What are bargaining protocols?

Bargaining Protocols are a set of guidelines that both sides come to agreement on before exchanging proposals.

Why are they important?

Bargaining protocols facilitate the negotiation process by outlining expectations and format. Written protocols are not mandatory; however, experience has shown them to be useful.

Why haven’t they been agreed on yet?

CUASA had requested information on various pension accounts that has not yet been provided in full, and the Employer has so far not provided responses to CUASA’s satisfaction. We require this information in order to understand fully the University’s financial position.

As always, please feel free to contact your Council Representative(s), the  Chief Negotiator, or the Member Services Officer with questions or for more information. Click here to see previous bargaining updates, and please be reminded that there will be a General Members’ Meeting on Wednesday, October 11th from 4-7pm, whose focus will be bargaining.

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