On April 26, an agreement in principle was reached between the parties regarding the terms of their collective agreement. Previously, research associates and research assistants were part of separate bargaining units, whose collective agreements expired in April 2016. They have since merged into a single bargaining unit.
The parties’ negotiation committees have agreed to recommend the contents of this agreement to their respective constituents, and to keep the details confidential until the Union has had an opportunity to share them with its members. The Union’s executive will submit the terms of the proposed collective agreement to members for ratification in the near future. If ratified, the collective agreement will remain in effect through May 30, 2021.
This update is meant to inform our community and has been validated by the Union.