MUALA Negotiations Update #2 – July 29, 2010

The MUALA negotiation team and the University administration have agreed to suspend negotiations until October.

We wish to emphasize that this agreement to suspend our bargaining is not the result of a breakdown of negotiations. The reason for the suspension is that the provincial government is establishing province-wide, sector-based consultations on compensation for all Ontario universities and colleges on the one side, and bodies representing unions and associations on the other.

These consultations will be taking place over the next couple of months. Until they are complete, we cannot really make any progress in negotiations. Accordingly, we have scheduled our next negotiation meetings for October 18th – 20th and 28th -29th, as well as November 1st-3rd.

The Union and the University have agreed to activate the Labour Management Committee to maintain a dialogue about labour relations matters during the bargaining hiatus.