Librarian Transition Update – January 24, 2019

The Bargaining Committee met with Management on January 11th and 21st. We have identified many Articles in the Collective Agreement that both parties agree to, and are working towards agreement on the remaining Articles. Three dates have been set for additional Bargaining in February.

Committee Members cannot discuss details of the Bargaining sessions. Once a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) has been reached, we will have a Special Union Meeting for Librarians to present and discuss the details. Librarian Union Members will then vote on the MOA.

We thank you for your patience during this transition. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact a Member of the Executive.

– Your Bargaining committee

Librarian Transition Update – December 18th, 2018

The Bargaining Committee met with Management on December 13th and December 17th. The Union Committee is represented by Denise Parks, Eileen McMillan, Kelly Kennedy and Carolyn Casenas with Alternates Paul MacDonell, Shane Parmar and Jan Parker under the leadership of CUPE Representative Bill Pegler. Management is represented by Surinder Bhogal, Kristen Andrews, Michael Ho, Samantha Quizon, and April Cox for the Library with Joey Brar and Anita Sanghera from the City.

The first 2 meetings have been respectful as each side outlined their views on how the transition will proceed. We have 3 more meetings scheduled for January 15th, January 21st and February 5th. We will be working towards developing a good Memorandum of Agreement. Once we have an Agreement it will be presented to the Librarians for a Ratification vote.

The Bargaining Committee wishes everyone a very Merry Christmas and Best Wishes for 2019.