On Friday Oct. 31st the CUPE 3903 bargaining team was presented some counter proposals from the university. The full article is available on the union website http://tao.ca/~cupe3903/web/?q=node/815 but I will try and break it down and cut out all the union jargon.
-the university does not agree to 2 year contracts
-the demands for job security were met with a suggestion for “parameters for a framework for full time faculty teaching-stream positions.” This will put many CUPE members in the YUFA union with a base salary of $60,000 for teaching 4 full course equivalents.
The end of the post stresses that the union is gravely concerned that the employer is not taking the union’s members livelihoods seriously.