8 Dec 17-Red Deer College Non-Academic Staff Bargaining Update

Non-monetary bargaining complete

Your bargaining committee is pleased to report that bargaining continued over the last month in a respectful and collaborative way. After four bargaining meetings, both parties have signed off on all non-monetary items.

We were, for the most part, successful in achieving our goals of improving the language in the collective agreement to reflect the modern workplace and the reality of how policies have evolved.

Unfortunately, the employer has indicated that its monetary proposal will be much the same as proposals at other college bargaining tables, which is zero wage increases and a two-year term. Your committee expressed its frustration at this message and is committed to working towards achieving an agreement that values Red Deer College members appropriately.

Both parties have agreed to pause bargaining until February 2018. If you have any questions or concerns in the meantime, please contact a member of your bargaining committee.

Red Deer College Bargaining Team Members

Terry Oakley
Alicia Cafferata-Arnett
Joseph Fittes
Dwight Oler

AUPE Resource Staff

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