• 4 Dec 17-Portage College Support Staff Bargaining Update

    TENTATIVE AGREEMENT RATIFICATIONBallots were counted Nov. 29 and showed members have ratified the tentative agreement. Once ratified by the employer, the employer advises that retroactive payments could be made to the members on the December 15th pay cheque.Thank you for your patience during the bargaining preparation process and period.   Read More...

  • 27 Nov 17-Local 038 NAIT Support Staff Bargaining Update

    Bargaining ContinuesThe parties met for spirited bargaining discussions on Nov. 14 and 15 and were able to find agreement in a number of areas. Your committee was successful in its goal of amending ambiguous or unclear articles within the collective agreement, and also managed to find agreement with the employer on language reflecting the social and technological changes in the workplace.We are happy to inform you the parties successfully signed off nearly a dozen collective agreement articles, ...  Read More...

  • 9 Nov 17-Local 071 Chapter 005 Medicine Hat College Bargaining Update

    Bargaining BeginsYour bargaining committee met with the employer on Nov. 1 and 2. The employer has provided its entire proposal package, including a salary proposal of zero-percent increases for two years.Your committee has proposed increases of two per cent annually, with monetary increases proposed in other articles as well.Both parties were able to successfully sign off on all unopened articles and several non-monetary items.No further bargaining dates have been scheduled at this time, howeve...  Read More...

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

    Bargaining continuesYour 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.   Read More...

  • 7 Nov 17-Local 071 Chapter 014 Red Deer College Bargaining Update

    Bargaining BeginsYour bargaining committee met with the employer on Oct. 31 to exchange in-going proposals.Your committee presented a comprehensive bargaining package that includes a number of reasonable monetary proposals. We also communicated to the employer that we wish to see improvements to the language of the collective agreement to better reflect the changes in workplace practices and policies that have taken place in Alberta society.The employer’s package included a relatively smal...  Read More...

  • 03 Nov 17-Local 071 Chapter 12 Living Waters Bargaining Update

    Mediation BeginsMediation began Nov. 1 with some considerable pushback from the employer. By the end of our meeting, almost all outstanding items were monetary.Some issues that remain outstanding include workers’ compensation, the term of the agreement, retroactivity, the salary schedule and wage increases.While we also advocated hard for changes to overtime and hours of work, the employer refuses to consider these amendments as they claim those would cost them too much.This story is not n...  Read More...

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

    BARGAINING BEGINSYour 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.   Read More...

  • 30 Oct 17 Local 038 NAIT Bargaining Update

    Bargaining BeginsThe parties met Oct. 26 to exchange proposals, with both sides expressing a desire to update the collective agreement to better reflect current employment best practices.Aside from minor housekeeping changes and the addition of gender-neutral language, the following articles are unchanged and will be signed off during our next bargaining meeting: Jurisdiction (Article 2); Management Recognition (Article 4); Legislation and the Collective Agreement (Article 6); Safety and Health ...  Read More...

  • 27 Oct 17-Local 071 Chapter 004 Lakeland College Bargaining Update

    Bargaining continued in a positive manner during meetings held on Oct. 24 and 25. As anticipated, the union and the employer have now signed off all non-monetary items.   Read More...

  • 20 Oct 17-Local 071 Chapter 013 Edmonton Catholic Bargaining Update

    Your bargaining committee met with the employer and a third party mediator for the first time on Oct. 12. We agreed to schedule the next mediation meeting for Jan.   Read More...

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