After a long and challenging period of bargaining, a tentative agreement was reached between the McMaster University Academic Librarians’ Association and the employer early the morning hours of Nov 14th 2015. In a vote that closed Nov 19th, the members of MUALA voted in favour of ratifying the agreement. Details of the agreement will be made available once the ratification process is complete.
Throughout the bargaining process, the membership remained committed, consistently showing their strong support of the bargaining team and the actions taken towards achieving an agreement. The team and the membership were bolstered by the rallying support of other unions and associations as demonstrated through meaningful letters, blog posts, emails, tweets, and calls.
Thank you. We are grateful for all that you did and honoured to be part of such a community.
MUALA Executive and Bargaining Team
The Ryerson Faculty Association (RFA) wrote McMaster’s President to reinforce the importance of librarians in the academic process, and to encourage a fair and equitable agreement. We thank them for taking the time to write on our behalf.
The Canadian Association of Professional Academic Librarians (CAPAL/ACBAP) send their support to MUALA in the form of a letter to McMaster’s President. Their strong letter of support is appreciated by the membership.