Last week the third session of contract bargaining with the College Employer Council was held. So far, the bargaining team has met with college employer representatives nine times. We have a possible 10 more days of talks available this month before our collective agreement expires on August 31.
Currently, talks are progressing and there has been continuous movement at the table. There are still outstanding issues that the team sees as concessions, and they’re working to remove those concessions and make gains elsewhere.
Given what was achieved last week, they expect to move to monetary proposals at the next round of bargaining from August 22-26. They are committed to negotiating a fair contract that can be brought back to the membership to ratify.
If you have any questions, please feel free to get in touch with the bargaining team at firstname.lastname@example.org.