The Graduate Labour Union Negotiating Team of the GSA met with the University of Calgary Team for its seventh bargaining session on 2-4 October. During the last face-to-face meeting on October 4th the union team indicated that we would be filing for mediation given the lack of progress at the table, at the urging of the employer team, the union has agreed to a day of virtual bargaining to give the employer an opportunity to improve their latest offer.
After a two-month summer break, the GLU negotiating team met with the University of Calgary team for its fifth bargaining session in August. The union team was joined for the first time by the GSA AVP Labour/GLU Chair, Hunter Yaworski. Big thanks to former team member Michael Connolly, who has moved on to pursue a PhD at another university after completing his Masters at the U of C.
While the teams made a little progress on the outstanding issues during the two-day session, both teams expressed a desire to accelerate the pace of bargaining.
Bargaining Update: It’s all on the table
The ULGSA Bargaining Team held its sixth bargaining session with the University of Lethbridge on January 10th-12th. As we reported during our last bargaining session, the union had agreed to table its monetary demands for this session in the hopes of reaching an agreement. By the end of the first day, we presented our demands.