31 Jan 18-Local 071 Chapter 010 Norquest College Bargaining Update

Bargaining Continues

Your bargaining committee met with the employer on Jan. 24 and 25 for two full days of productive bargaining.

We had a lot of discussions about our proposal to add six new articles that commonly exist in other post-secondary collective agreements, including: Seniority, Position Opportunities, the Employee Management Advisory Committee and Respect in the Workplace.

We also agreed to amendments to the Grievance Procedure article so it accurately reflects the process as it currently operates. We also agreed to improve the service of documents process.

All in all, we signed off on an additional 12 articles in the collective agreement and expect to pick up on our discussions during our next bargaining meetings on March 19 and 20.

Please contact a member of your bargaining committee with any questions or comments you may have in the meantime. We appreciate your patience and support through this process.


Rhonda Lush
Katharine Carmichael
Kiley Fithen


Terry Luhoway, Negotiator

Farris Sobhani, Organizer

Mariam Ibrahim, Communications