Representatives from the AEU, CULE and UES executives met in advance of the December 5, 2006 meeting with the PSAC to prepare for the meeting and to talk about common concerns and issues.
2007 will see all the unions in bargaining. AEU and CULE’s agreements expire on April 30 and the UES agreement is up at the end of May. Talks have already begun to explore how we can better coordinate negotiations next year. Lessons have been learned from the 2004 AEU strike and all unions are committed to working on a united front next year. Each union will appointed some members to explore this and come back with recommendations early in the new year.
Stay tuned for more on bargaining in January.