8 Dec 17-Norquest College Bargaining Update

Bargaining Continues

Bargaining moved slowly but the parties were able to achieve some progress at the table during our most recent meeting on Dec. 4, 2017.

As a result, we were able to sign off on three articles: Union Recognition (Article 4), College Union Relations (Article 7) and Union Stewards (Article 8).

The employer has proposed to delete references to Term Employees in the collective agreement, except for Article 1 Definitions. The employer’s reasoning for this remains unclear but the bargaining committee has opposed this move.

Future bargaining dates are scheduled for Jan. 24 and 25, March 19 and 20, and April 26. If you have any questions or concerns in the meantime, please contact a member of the bargaining committee.

Rhonda Lush
Katharine Carmichael
Kiley Fithen

Terry Luhoway, Negotiator
Farris Sobhani, Organizer
Mariam Ibrahim, Communications