The MUNFA Negotiating Committee and the administration team have now met in an additional four bargaining sessions – November 24 & 27, December 4 & 9 – since Negotiating News #2 circulated on November 23. Following from those collective bargaining meetings, MUNFA can report both good news, and bad.
First the good news: Both parties have worked hard, and as a result, the number of issues that now separate us have been dramatically reduced.
But the bad news: The items that remain, while significantly fewer in number, represent those that are crucial, and the most difficult to resolve.
The attached table offers a summary of the current state of negotiations.
The parties have scheduled two more sessions before Christmas – December 16 & 18 – at which time MUNFA hopes that the final disagreements can be resolved, and that the administration will table a monetary package. Suffice it to say that while difficult decisions must be made at the bargaining table, MUNFA remains optimistic that an agreement on a new Collective Agreement can be reached very soon.
MUNFA Negotiating Committee:
- Jon Church (Medicine) Chief Negotiator
- Sean Cadigan (History)
- Sonya Corbin Dwyer (SWGC)
- Chris Dennis (Library)
- Kjellrun Hestekin (Music)
- George Jenner (Earth Sciences)
- Basil Kavanagh (Human Kinetics)
- Leroy Murphy (Business, Coop)
- Lili Wang (Pharmacy)
- Paul Wilson (SWGC)
- Marian Atkinson (MUNFA Executive Officer, non-voting member)
Please see attached PDF download for more information.