Bargaining Update – October 29

We have heard from a number of you asking questions about what’s next, now that mediation has failed.

Your bargaining team met today with the Local Presidents and Bargaining Advisory Committee.  We discussed the mediator’s report, the faculty team’s offer of settlement, and sought direction on next steps.  The Local leadership was unanimous that they would like the team to continue to bargain.

We have invited the CEC team to meet on Monday, to give both sides a chance to discuss the current state of negotiations after speaking with their principals.  We have also suggested that neither side escalate until after we are able to meet again.

We are also in the process of scheduling a provincewide virtual bargaining update for all members in early November, and will share that information with you as soon as it is confirmed.

We look forward to meeting with you in the coming days, and to providing you with further information now that the communications blackout has been lifted.

In solidarity,
JP, Jonathan, Katie, Michelle, Ravi, Rebecca, and Shawn