Collective Bargaining FAQs
What is collective bargaining?
- Collective bargaining is the process of negotiations between the union and the employer to develop and maintain the collective agreement.
- The Bargaining Committee was elected in March 2013. The following people were elected to the committee:
- Tiffany Balducci
- Teresa Gawman
- Andrea Silva
- Nicole Adams
- Michelle Miller, CUPE National Servicing Rep – spokesperson*
- **denotes voice no vote**
- The library’s bargaining committee is:
- Ian Heckford - CEO
- Margaret Wallace - Director, Operations
- Ellen Stroud - Director, Service, Design, and Delivery
- Wayne Johnson – Director, Support Services
- Wallace Kenney - spokesperson, Hicks Morley Law Firm
- To get information on CUPE 960 bargaining, please follow the website. We will also send bargaining bulletins out via email.
- To follow bargaining of our sisters and brothers in other CUPE locals please visit www.cupe.ca
When is the union going to meet with the employer?
- The following dates have been scheduled and are subject to change:
- November 12
- November 19
- November 20
- December 8
- December 9
- The collective agreement stays active until the next one is negotiated.
- All members of CUPE 960 are eligible to vote on the memorandum of agreement. The committee will present their recommendation at a special meeting.
Steps for Collective Bargaining
- Election of bargaining committee (March 2013)
- CUPE 960 and library exchange proposals
- Both parties continue to meet – this constitutes bargaining
- Once the parties agree, the memorandum of agreement is sent to library board for final approval, the union then takes the agreement to the membership and it’s voted on.
CUPE 3902 made a really awesome bargaining flow chart to help illustrate the process. Have a look here.