Following the union’s presentation of its monetary demands on March 9, the university presented its monetary proposals and explained the rationale motivating its offers. The university also explained what comparators were used to benchmark its competitive situation. The parties reviewed in detail the university’s offers.
At the March 9 meeting with teaching assistants, the union presented a document summarizing the issue of criteria linked with priority hiring. It also identified its preferred forum to discuss this issue. Discussions concerning this document will take place at the labour relations committee instead of during negotiations.
On February 24 and 25, the parties engaged in two intensive days of negotiations. They discussed monetary items and will continue discussing this topic at upcoming meetings. The parties turned their attention to discussing still unresolved non-monetary items such as sick days and change in pay frequency.