Red River College - Local 73 and Assiniboine College - Local 71 - Bargaining Brief
Updated: Jan 17, 2023
Approx. Number of Members: 1,500
Current Contract Expires: June 18, 2021
MGEU Staff Negotiator: Marc Payette
Elected Bargaining Committee Members: Mitchell Hengen (ACC); Kimberly Lynn (ACC); Matt Fontaine (RRC); Jody Gillis (RRC); Wade Parke (RRC)
LATEST BARGAINING NEWS
Members of Red River College - Local 73 and Assiniboine Community College - Local 71 voted overwhelmingly to reject the employers' offer on November 4, 2022.
The Colleges Bargaining Committee returned to the table with the employer on Wednesday, November 16 and 30, 2022. The Committee presented an offer that is reflective of current inflationary pressures and that meets the needs of employees at RRC Polytech and ACC.
The Bargaining Committee will continue to work to get a fair offer from management into the new year. Further bargaining sessions are scheduled for January 11 and 25, 2023.
Overview of Bargaining So FarDue to the pandemic, members of Red River College - Local 73had an opportunity to put forward ideas and proposals for improving their collective agreementthrough online bargaining proposals and online proposal meetings in early 2021.
Red River College - Local 73 members once again had an opportunity to put foward their ideas and proposals for improving their collective agreements at a virtual proposals meeting scheduled for Monday, October 4, 2021.
The Bargaining Committee then pulled together these proposals, along with those collected in early 2021, into a package to present to the employer.
The Red River/Assiniboine College - Local 73 and 71 Bargaining Committee and the employer exchanged proposal packages on October 26, 2021. Negotiations continued on November 17 and December 1 and 15, 2021, and January 26 and February 9, 2022.
The Committee met with Red River College management only on February 9, 23, and March 23, 2022 and with ACC management only on March 9, 2022. Joint meetings resumed biweekly on April 6, 2022.
Before fall 2022, the Colleges Bargaining Committee and the employer were primarily discussing non-monetary issues like contract language and working conditions. Bargaining resumed on September 21, 2022, with a focus on monetary proposals, like wages and benefits.