15 Apr 2019 Olds College Memo of Agreement Reached

Memo of Agreement Reached

Your bargaining team reached a Memorandum of Agreement on Monday, Apr. 8.

Your ratification vote will take place on Monday, April 29, at 1:30 p.m. at your worksite. We will have more information to share in the coming days.

Agreement Summary

This is a three year deal with 0% wage adjustments in the first two years and a wage re-opener in the third year, which would could be forwarded for arbitration if we do not agree to a wage adjustment with the employer.

Here are some of the highlights in the agreement:
• You could now file a grievance for workplace harassment and discrimination, which can go up to arbitration;
• You could now file a grievance for reclassification requests, which can also go up to arbitration;
• Improved flex-time;
• A new Contracting Out Article that forces the employer to consult with the union on any proposed contracting out of services;
• Improved salaries for student workers.

Your bargaining committee is dedicated to keeping you informed throughout the entire negotiations process. Please do not hesitate to contact a member of your committee or AUPE resource staff with any questions, comments or concerns you may have.