Manitoba Arts Council (MAC) - Local 444 - Bargaining Brief
Updated: Jan 21, 2020
Approx. Number of Members: 12
Current Contract Expires: first contract
MGEU Staff Negotiator: Paula Raposo
Elected Bargaining Committee Members: Martine Friesen, Tracey Longbottom, Deidre Tomkins
LATEST BARGAINING NEWS
The Manitoba Arts Council (MAC) - Local 444 Bargaining Committee has reached a tentative agreement with the employer. Members will have an opportunity to vote on the agreement at a ratification meeting scheduled for January 27, 2020 at 5:00 pm in the MAC Boardroom.
Overview of Bargaining So Far
Members of Manitoba Arts Council (MAC) - Local 444 had the opportunity to put forward their ideas and proposals for a collective agreement with their employer on June 3, 2018. The Bargaining Committee then worked to pull together these proposals into a package to present to the employer.
The Committee began negotiations with the employer on October 3, 2018. Unfortunately, due to unforeseen circumstances, the bargaining dates
following that had to be cancelled and rescheduled. Negotiations continued on January 15, 22 and 29, and February, 21, 22, and 25, 2019.
Talks between the Manitoba Arts Council (MAC) - Local 444 Bargaining
Committee and the employer progressed well over the next few months and continued on April 8, 15, and 17, and June 12, 2019.
Negotiations resumed on September 10, 12, and 16, 2019. Discussion of monetary items like wages and benefits began October 3, 2019.