Negotiations 2020

2020-10-01 Negotiations Bulletin #2
Dear Members
We met with the Employer on Thursday October 1st. We exchanged proposals on non-monetary articles. The parties had preliminary discussions and explanations of their rationale for the proposals. The day went smoothly. We will be meeting again next Thursday where we will have continued discussions on specific subjects where we feel we have common ground. We will keep you posted throughout the process.
2020-09-11 Negotiations Bulletin #1
Dear Members, we hope all are safe and well.
On Thursday September 10th, we met with the employer. It was our understanding that we would be exchanging proposals on non-monetary issues. We were prepared, but unfortunately the employer was not. After some discussion, the employer ultimately agreed to be ready by our next meeting on October 1st. We were of the opinion that both parties would be ready to exchange proposals on September 10th and do not understand why the employer was not prepared.
It is to the advantage for the employer to drag out the negotiations process and McGill has used this strategy many times in the past. It is in our interest to encourage them to be ready to negotiate in good faith when we meet.
Your support is vital in our quest for a new collective agreement, our Negotiations Support Committee will be in touch with you to let you know how you may show your support for negotiating a fair collective agreement.