15 March 2013: First Contract Negotiations for Postdocs Continue

Your Bargaining Team met with Memorial University negotiators on January 28th and 29th, and then again on February 25th and 26th, 2013, to continue talks for a first contract for Postdoctoral Fellows at MUN.

The parties had productive discussions on several articles during the two sessions, and reached tentative agreement on Article 19 – Official Employee File and on Article 30 – Protected Disclosure.

The next bargaining session will take place on April 16th and 17th, followed by a membership meeting on April 18, 2013.

All Postdoctoral Fellows are urged to attend the membership meeting, which is scheduled for 12 Noon in the Landing (UC 3018).

Your Bargaining Team will take the opportunity to update you on the bargaining process as well as seek your input on wages and other economic proposals.

As well, nominations will be open to elect a new member to the Bargaining Team to replace Mohamed Gouiza, who will be moving on to a new job at another university. Please join us in thanking Mohamed for his participation on the Bargaining Team and in wishing him well in his future endeavours.

We hope to see you at the meeting.


Your Postdoc Bargaining Team:

Gail Lem, Chief Negotiator

Robert Lewis, President of LUMUN, Ex Officio Member

Polina Zheglova, Postdoc Member

Mohamed Gouiza, Postdoc Member

Tiago Hori, Postdoc Member