Monthly Archives: April 2024

MUALA To Begin Collective Bargaining in Early May

With the current Collective Agreement set to expire at the end of July, MUALA officially submitted its intent to bargain to the Employer on Tuesday, April 9.

At the Employer’s urging, the MUALA Bargaining Team has agreed to hold May 2, 8, 9, & 10 for collective bargaining.

Acknowledging the difficulty in co-ordinating both parties’ schedules, MUALA requested that an additional three days be held for bargaining later in May, in the event the two sides cannot reach agreement by May 10th.  The Employer denied this request and re-affirmed their optimism that a tentative agreement can be reached within the four scheduled bargaining days.

MUALA is hopeful that this is an indication of the Employers’ willingness to table a fair and reasonable agreement that effectively address the significant inequities faced by McMaster librarians when compared with their peers within the province and the U15. 

As we work toward May 2 and beyond, MUALA will provide regular updates to members on important news and developments.  Important updates will also be posted to MUALA’s X (@MUALA_CA) and BlueSky (@MUALA) accounts.