SAFA Bargaining Update
On October 18, we met with SAIT for a bargaining session. I’ve subsequently met twice – informally – with SAIT’s chief negotiator to get and give clarification on some of the topics that have been discussed at the bargaining table.
We have been able to agree on changes concerning casual sick leave, the use of doctor’s notes, disconnecting the Long Service Allowance from the salary grid, reducing the probation period, bringing the Maternity / Parental / Adoption leave into line with Federal guidelines and bringing the collective agreement into compliance with the Alberta Labour Relations Code.
However, we remain far apart on salary and workload.
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 email@example.com if you have any questions or comments.
Allan (Al) Brown
SAFA Labour Relations Officer
SAIT Room N201
Direct Line: 403-210-4067