POSTED ON January 06, 2020
Reminder: We’re in Bargaining!

Every 3 years, the Collective Agreement is bargained to make sure that your rights remain intact and your salary goes up! In the last few months, the bargaining team has been hard at work compiling and presenting to the University detailed proposals for changes to the collective agreement.

We are currently wrapping non-monetary articles and preparing to present our monetary proposal.

Answers to your Questions!

How were bargaining priorities determined?

The Bargaining Committee used the following methods to determine key bargaining directives from the members:

  • Bargaining Mandate
  • Survey
  • Meet-and-Greet events

When was the bargaining mandate voted? What does it include?

The bargaining mandate was presented and approved during the last Winter GA (March 19, 2019).

The mandate included fighting against austerity; increasing wages for lower paid groups; fighting for equity in hiring; fighting against gender wage gap; maintaining paid health and safety training; fighting for mental health support.

Throughout the Bargaining process, the elected members of the bargaining committee were asked to include climate change and increased resources to international students.

What did the survey results show?

The survey showed that you were invested in the following:

  • Job security
  • Equity
  • Health and Safety
  • Mental Health
  • Climate Change
  • Salary Increase
  • International Students
  • Against Austerity
  • Gender Wage gap

How was the Bargaining Committee formed?

The Bargaining Committee was formed at the last Winter General Assembly (March 19, 2019). Members were called to run for the position and were voted in by those present at the General Assembly.

If you have any questions or would like a general bargaining update, please do not hesitate to contact your bargaining committee chair, Meg Peters