The Sessional Academic Worker (Unit 2) Bargaining Team is happy to announce that we have concluded the negotiations and reached a tentative agreement. The Bargaining Committee unanimously has recommended this agreement. Despite the challenges we had with patterned bargaining at the University this agreement has introduced many new concepts that were never in the agreement before with respect to job security, monetary issues, and other language that protects our members. This agreement is very transparent, clear, and enforceable.
Voting was held through numerous meetings this week and the members who attended overwhelming supported the agreement. Thank you to the members who came out to vote and who contacted us throughout the process.
We will be sending out full information to all sessional academic workers and are planning information sessions in the near future for members who would like further explanation of the new collective agreement.