SAFA Bargaining Update
In March of 2017 we presented our proposal, in good faith, to the SAIT negotiating committee.
After months of patiently waiting and collaborating with our counterparts in 8 bargaining sessions, SAIT has not responded to any aspects of our proposal except to confirm that they would be offering:
- 0% increase in salary for each of the next 3 years; and no grid steps
- SAIT’s most recent proposal removes the 8am to 6pm loading restriction and allows for unfettered assignment of class instruction during evenings and weekends.
It has become increasingly apparent that SAIT has utilized the passage of time to prolong the bargaining process to their advantage. Without a softening in their current position, we will have to consider options to maximize our leverage.
The SAFA Executive and Negotiations Committee have made a commitment to SAFA members to keep you informed of our progress as we negotiate the renewal of our collective agreement. It’s my intention to deliver a “bargaining update” after every session of bargaining.
As always, please feel free to stop by the SAFA office N201 in the Burns Building or contact me directly – ext 4067 – or via e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions or comments.