23 Jan 18 Local 069 Athabasca University Bargaining Update

Bargaining Begins

Your bargaining committee met with the employer on Jan. 5 to exchange proposals.

The tone of this first meeting was respectful and positive. The employer did not have a large number of proposals and the ones that were brought forward were not complicated.

We were able to identify a dozen collective agreement articles and two letters of understanding that both sides have similar positions toward and so we will begin our next meetings on Feb. 13 and 14 by discussing these items.

Our goal is to sign off on all non-monetary items by the end of February.

If you have any questions or concerns about the progress of collective bargaining, please contact a member of your committee.

Athabasca University Bargaining Team Members

Ken Krawec
Heath Bowen
Richard Nolan
Wendy Jewell

AUPE Resource Staff

Terry Luhoway, Negotiator

Farris Sobhani, Organizing

Mariam Ibrahim, Communications