Manitoba Arts Council (MAC) - Local 444 - Bargaining Brief
Updated: Oct 29, 2019
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
Talks between the Manitoba Arts Council (MAC) - Local 444 Bargaining Committee and the employer have been progressing well. They are nearly finished discussing non-monetary proposals, like contract language and working conditions. Negotiations 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. Stay tuned for when further negotiations are scheduled.
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.