The parties met on March 21 in the presence of a Conciliator appointed by the Ministry of Labour. They presented their monetary proposals and addressed each other’s questions. The employer committed to assessing the financial implications of the Union’s proposal and will share this assessment at their next meeting, scheduled for April 26. Two additional meetings are scheduled for May.
For the time being, the parties have agreed to table discussions regarding job postings, appointments and reappointments, probationary periods, terminations, availability lists and casual research assistants.
This update is meant to inform the community about ongoing negotiations and has been validated by the Union.