31 Oct 17-Local 071 Chapter 009 Northern Lakes College Bargaining Update


Your bargaining committee met with the employer on Oct. 30 to exchange proposals. We were disappointed at the package presented by the employer, which lacked any specific references to collective agreement articles. Instead, the employer expressed a desire to enhance its “flexibility” and “efficiency” through a series of themes, which did not include details relating to existing articles in the collective agreement.

The employer has also shown an unwillingness to work collaboratively to secure ongoing bargaining dates in a timely fashion. As a result, our upcoming bargaining dates have been delayed to March 7 and 8, 2018. We recognize this constitutes a lengthy delay in the process and it is our hope the employer becomes more flexible as bargaining continues.

In the meantime, if you have any questions or concerns, please contact a member of your bargaining committee.


Bonnie Gardner
Lynn Panasiuk
Cindy Martin


Odessa Ptashnyk


Terry Luhoway, Negotiator

Dave Malka, Organizer

Mariam Ibrahim, Communications