Concordia University and the Concordia University Continuing Education Part-Time Faculty Union (CUCEPTFU) are very happy to announce that, through an interest-based bargaining process, an agreement, in principle, has been reached on the terms of renewal of the CUCEPTFU collective agreement.
Details of the agreement remain confidential until they have been submitted to the union membership for ratification and the Board of Governors for approval.
“After much hard work on the part of everyone at the table, we are very pleased to have reached a successful conclusion to this round of bargaining and look forward to presenting the proposed new collective agreement to our members in January,” says Brenda Grant, CUCEPTFU President. “Interest-based bargaining has worked well for our group and we hope to continue this practice in future negotiations.”
“Both parties worked very hard to reach a common understanding on the issues,” says Bram Freedman, Vice-President, Institutional Relations and Secretary-General. “We are extremely pleased to have reached a settlement that is fair and sustainable in the context of the university’s financial situation. I would like to highlight the efforts of both the university bargaining team composed of Maurice René de Cotret, Executive Director, Employee Relations and Chief Negotiator and John Dickson along with CUPCEPTFU’s bargaining team, led by Brenda Grant, President and Chief Negotiator along with Perry Shearwood and Mary-Lee Wholey.”
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