The Status of Contract Negotiations at Saint Mary’s

Negotiations for a 2012-2015 contract for CUPE 3912 resumed in November 2013 after a hiatus due to a series of delays over the summer. Bargaining sessions have been discontinued. We have yet to discuss monetary issues as outstanding differences remain over a number of key non-monetary issues. These issues are important to the Union as they involve job security. One of the major goals for the Union in this round of bargaining is to strengthen what little job security members have. After the last meeting, the Union felt it unproductive to continue, and on Feb. 14, 2014, CUPE formally requested that a Conciliator be appointed to assist the parties in concluding a renewal agreement.