James Hayes has been appointed as the arbitrator for the settlement of the Unit 2 collective agreement.
On June 15, 2018, contract faculty ratified a Memorandum of Settlement (MoS) which included arbitration for several proposals. On the first Executive Committee meeting after this ratification, our legal counsel was instructed to work with the employer to find an arbitrator. As per the terms of the MoS, Kevin Burkett was empowered to name an arbitrator if the parties were unable to agree. Burkett has selected James Hayes after conferring with both sides.
We will learn more soon about the timeline for the settlement of the Unit 2 collective agreement, as this will be set by the arbitrator, in consultation with legal counsel for both the union and the employer.