8 Nov 17-Local 071 Chapter 010 Norquest College Bargaining Update

Bargaining continues

Your bargaining committee met with the employer on Nov. 4 to begin formal negotiations by identifying articles within the collective agreement neither side wanted to change. The parties then turned their attention to outstanding articles in the agreement. Unfortunately, progress was quite slow during the first half of the bargaining meeting, with the employer dragging discussions. As of the lunch break, the parties had not yet finished discussions about Article 1 definitions.

However, your committee was pleased to note the pace increased significantly during afternoon negotiations and meaningful discussions about nine articles in the collective agreement took place. Your committee hopes to continue with that pace during the next collective bargaining meeting with the employer on Dec. 4.

As always, if you have any questions or concerns about bargaining, contact a member of your committee or an AUPE staff member listed below. 
Rhonda Lush
Katharine Carmichael
Kiley Fithen
Terry Luhoway, Negotiator
Farris Sobhani, Organizer
Mariam Ibrahim, Communications