At the October 24, 2013 bargaining session, the parties wrapped up discussions on grievances and arbitration procedures. After a review of the proposed wording for these articles, they were ratified and the modified versions of these two articles will be included in each of the collective agreements of these bargaining units.
In recent bargaining sessions, including the October 25, 2013 session, the university met with AGSEM lecturers and instructors to pursue talks on articles 17 to 20 – teaching support, provisions for salaried graduate students, resources and equipment, and training and development. Counter-proposals presented at the session are being reviewed.
At the October 9, 2013 bargaining session, talks about separating food and dining and residences moved toward resolution, to the satisfaction of both parties. The implications of these changes were discussed and both parties are studying proposed solutions.