Meetings / Events Calendar
University College of the North, Local 69 & 70
|4:30 pm to 6:30 pm||UCN Thompson Campus||Library, Room 108A, 55 UCN Drive, Thompson, Manitoba|
|4:30 pm to 6:30 pm||UCN The Pas Campus||Room 132, 436 7 Street, E, The Pas, Manitoba|
In September 2018, your elected bargaining committee began negotiations with UCN. We met a number of times over the past few months to reach a tentative agreement. On January 17, 2019, we reached an impasse and the employer presented us with a final offer.
It has been a tough round of bargaining, but we have made some gains and avoided some major concessions. The Government’s Bill 28 made the process difficult for both parties to this agreement.
The final offer is enclosed for your review and consideration. A ratification vote will be conducted by mail in ballot or you may choose to cast your ballot at one of the information meetings to be held at both Thompson and The Pas Campuses.
You will be voting to accept or reject the employer’s offer. Your bargaining committee is recommending acceptance of this agreement. However, due to the pending court challenge of Bill 28, we will be including a caveat on the ballot to address the restrictions imposed that limited the parties’ ability to negotiate freely.
Your ballot is enclosed along with a postage paid return envelope. If you intend to cast your ballot at one of the information meetings, please ensure you bring the enclosed ballot as another one will not be issued. Ballots are to be received by the Union Centre no later than 12:00 PM, February 20, 2019.
Your bargaining committee is happy to answer any questions you may have prior to the meetings. Feel free to contact us anytime through the Resource Centre at
If you are mailing your ballot, please ensure it is mailed in time to reach the Union Centre in Winnipeg by noon on February 20th. Members may also submit their ballots to bargaining committee members if the ballot is sealed in the return envelope.
Called by: Bargaining Committee