April Bargaining Update

Hello Local 52,

Your Bargaining Committee met once again with the Employer on March 26th with very little progress being made during the day of negotiations. Our Committee was provided with further information from the Employer on a number of other Articles but at this stage we still do not have a full set of proposals.

Your team has had some discussions with the Employer on our position with regards to our proposals as well as our response to some of the proposals we have received from their Committee at this stage. As well the Employer gave some responses to a number of our ingoing proposals.

We are unable to provide much more in terms of meaningful information regarding where we are in terms of the overall Collective Agreement. We are hopeful to make more progress with the next two days of negotiations set for April to be able to provide an update with more information.
Your Bargaining Committee remains hopeful even though progress may be slow at this stage we will continue to endeavor to close articles that are considered easy in order to move forward.

March 27th was spent reviewing the Employers proposals which we were unable to respond to on the 26th.

Your Bargaining Committee will be meeting with the Employer once again on April 13th and 14th.
Look for further updates after these two days of meetings.

On behalf of the Bargaining Committee
Kevin Barry
Chair Local 52 Bargaining Committee

Below are links to our Local website where updates and meeting dates are listed under the Bargaining tab.
Below is the link on the AUPE website http://www.aupe.org/ to your collective agreement.

Below is a repeat of what was sent out in the last update to allow those who may have missed it to see what has been opened for this round of bargaining.

We will provide below for you the following: 1) ingoing Monetary proposals, 2) the Articles that are open by the both the Union and the Employer, 3) Articles open by the Union only, 4) Articles open by the Employer only, and 5) Articles that remain closed by both parties.

1) Union ingoing Monetary April 1, 2015 3.5%, April 1, 2016 3.5%, April 1 2017, 3.5%.
No Monetary proposal from the Employer at this time.

2) Open by both:
Article 1,2,7,9,14,15,16,17,18,24,25,28,29,30,31,32,35,36,38,39,40,41,42,44,47,51,52,54,55, Schedule A, Schedule B, LOU#4, LOU# 7, LOU#8, LOU#15, LOU#16 (LOU is Letter of Understanding at the back of the agreement)

3) Open by Union only:
Article 3,6,11,20,26,33

4) Open by Employer only:
Article 12,19,22,34,37,42,43,45,49,50,53, LOU#1, LOU#2, LOU#3, LOU#5, LOU#6, LOU#9, LOU#10, LOU#11, LOU#12, LOU#13, LOU#14, LOU#17

5) Remaining closed by both:
Article 4,5,8,10,13,21,23,27,46,48,56,57