Librarians & Archivists: Bargaining Bulletin Vol. 6, No. 22
September 18, 2023
June 20th, 2023
Thank you to everyone who completed the survey about Report and Review last week. Your feedback has been instrumental in helping us to effectively advocate for you at the bargaining table. We intend to discuss this article with the Employer later this week. Tabled proposals will be posted in the shared Member area.
Please save the date for an information session on Wednesday July 5th, 10-11am. This will again be a hybrid session – location and Zoom link to follow.
This is a busy week of bargaining as UWOFA and the Employer have 4 days of consecutive meetings scheduled.
The parties have now signed off on Working Conditions.
In the session today the Parties also exchanged a number of previously tabled proposals (4 LOUs and 5 Articles):
UWOFA tabled a new LOU Job Descriptions which would classify the existing role definitions as job descriptions under the Collective Agreement and require the Employer to create job descriptions for any positions without an existing role definition. This LOU also reiterates existing processes in the Collective Agreement for changing a Member’s job description. The Employer accepted this proposal.
As always, details of the proposals discussed today can be accessed by Bargaining Unit Members in the Sync folder.
The Employer plans to bring responses to UWOFA’s monetary proposals next week. These include: Compensation and Benefits; Income Security; Pregnancy, Parental and Adoption Leave; and Vacations and Holidays.
Bargaining will continue through Friday, with three sessions also scheduled at the start of next week and three more following the long weekend.