As a result, MAFA has publicly announced that if an interim agreement is not reached before the union`s strike period of 12:01 a.m February, the faculty and librarians will strike as planned. The university expects further discussions with the conciliator to focus on areas of mutual interest and pave the way for new agreements that are fair, fair and financially viable for both parties. We hope that next week, substantial progress will be made in the negotiated agreements, which will support our university staff, allow for greater investment in academic programming, student experience and campus institutions, and will be financially viable. While some progress has been made, more work is needed to reach new collective agreements. A persistent challenge is the number of proposals on the table – the MAFA negotiating team still has about 90 changes requested, which is important at this stage of the negotiation process. This vote gives the association the opportunity to enforce the elements of the agreement. Again, thank you very much, we are stronger together! Each option also allowed both parties to obtain new collective agreements without additional interruptions during the winter period. The appointment of a conciliator is not unusual and is used in many negotiation processes. More information about the conciliation procedure can be found on our collective bargaining FAQ page. The negotiating teams met a total of 15 times.
Progress has been made on a number of issues; For example, an agreement in principle was reached on the introduction of gender-neutral language into the collective agreement. Negotiations on other issues have been positive and substantial, but she believes that the support of a mediator will benefit both sides at this stage. January 31, 2020The university has received a formal strike notice from full-time and part-time bargaining units. A strike begins on Monday, February 3 at 12:01 p.m. .m, unless an interim agreement has been reached by then. August 20, 2019The Minister of Education, Training and Post-Secondary Work has appointed a mediator to assist the parties in securing new collective agreements. The parties are expected to meet with the conciliation officer in the coming weeks. The university is encouraged to see further meetings with the conciliation officer and remains convinced that new arrangements can be reached in due course. It is important to recognize that new collective agreements for full-time and part-time faculties are considered within the framework of overall financial sustainability and allow the university to support the needs of all other stakeholders, including students, staff of other bargaining units, un bargained staff and public funders. At the time of the October 24 update (below), the university`s negotiating team had 18 tariff proposals open on the table, of which only 8 were. On the other hand, the faculty`s bargaining team had de-insuled more than 100 proposals for collective agreements that were open from October.