The current Collective Agreement between the MRSA and the Mount Royal Board of Governors expires June 30, 2020. Negotiations for the new Collective Agreement will begin in January 2020 and in preparation of this bargaining, your colleagues on the Negotiations Committee are seeking your input on what you feel is important and should be addressed in the upcoming round of negotiations.
Given the current political and economic climate in Alberta specific to post-secondary education, and in anticipation of proposed salary freezes and potential wage rollbacks, we are looking for items of importance outside of a cost of living adjustment (COLA)*. Do you have some innovative ideas or thoughts on where we could make some gains for our membership? We need your input in this process.
Please join us at our next Coffee Chat on December 12. We will then present opportunities to participate in an interactive and collaborative dialogue through two Drop In Sessions on December 17 and January 7 in the MRSA Staff Lounge (W305A). We will also be sharing a Google form to provide your input and see what others are saying.
This is YOUR opportunity to share with us what matters to you. Your Negotiations Committee wants to represent your interests at the Bargaining Table. Please join us on December 12 to hear more about the ways you can be involved in our Collective Agreement.
*Periodic increase in wages or salaries, to compensate for loss in purchasing power of money due to inflation. Rate of COLA is commonly pegged to a general index such as consumer price index (CPI). Also called cost of living allowance.