Bargaining Update

Kristine Williamson

Good progress at the bargaining table

AU and AUFA met on February 12 and 13.

The discussions were very productive. Both parties moved off important aspects of their respective proposals and are much closer to an agreement.

AU and AUFA discussed how the university’s relationship with its team members and AUFA is ongoing. Bargaining, while important, is an episode within our longer relationship.

As part of that ongoing relationship, AU and AUFA have forums separate from the bargaining table where we will continue to meet to discuss issues of concern, including how term positions are handled. These are opportunities to continue to build a strong relationship and support a future-focused workplace.

AU remains convinced that with some further work, there is a deal to be had at the bargaining table. AU has asked AUFA to look for further days when they are available for bargaining.