Bargaining update #3: 19 March 2014

A first bargaining session since 10 December 2013 took place on 5 March 2014. The University's Bargaining Team is now headed by Jules Carrière, Acting Associate Vice-President, Academic Affairs.

The Association submitted a few additional proposals and responded to some of the offers of the University. The next bargaining session will take place on 19 March.

Stay tuned for further updates!

CUPE 2626, representing Students Workers of the University of Ottawa, held its GA on 12 March 2014. The membership voted 97% in favour of a strike. Two bargaining sessions with
the University have to be held before the end of March. If a labour conflict occurs, this will affect the work of TAs, Markers or Proctors assigned to you. Further communications on this matter will follow soon.

In other related news, CUPE 4600, representing contract instructors (unit 2) and teaching assistants (unit 1) of Carleton University, has secured a tentative agreements for both units. The Association wishes to congratulate the bargaining teams.

OPSEU 404, representing Carleton's Campus Safety officers, could not secure such agreement before the 10 March deadline and are now on strike. The Association wishes to extend its wishes of solidarity and support to these workers.