The CUPE 3903 Bargaining Team (BT) met in the afternoon of March 13. The BT discussed the latest communications from the Employer. The Employer says it will entertain proposals that fit within the objectives of its latest offer, but wants the Union to initiate proposals, particularly on tuition indexation.
The BT reiterated to the Employer its wish to see movement on its priority areas of tuition indexation, LGBT equity language, and a minimum funding guarantee for Unit 3. It is the opinion of the BT that, as the membership has rejected the Employer’s latest offer, it is incumbent on the Employer to present to the BT a settlement it believes will meet the needs of the CUPE 3903 membership.
There are currently no meetings scheduled between the mediator and the Union. The BT has indicated its willingness to meet on Sunday and invites the Employer to come to the table.