Update: Collective bargaining

MSVU: CUPE 3912 ratified the new collective agreement with Mount St. Vincent university in two voting session (Sept 25 and 28). Now that our membership has ratified the agreement, the university’s board of governors will vote to ratify the agreement. Once the board ratifies the agreement, the union and the university will produce a new collective agreement (checking for typos, etc.). Once that is done, there will be an official signing where the university president and I, as CUPE president, will sign the collective agreement. The agreement then becomes official and all changes take effect. Those members entitled to retroactive back pay will receive it about a month after depending on where in the pay period the signing takes place.

Dalhousie: We continue to have negotiations with Dalhousie. We have not yet discussed financial issues as we are working on some language proposals that will improve working conditions for members and incorporate the new members at the former Agricultural College at Truro.

SMU: Negotiations with St. Mary’s have not yet started. The union is ready and have our proposals ready to go. We are just waiting to hear back from the university about dates.