The Bargaining Committee collects issues and priorities from the membership and bargains with the employer to agree on a mutually beneficial Collective Agreement. The committee members receive extensive CUPE Bargaining education and work with the National Representative to put forward additions and changes to the Collective Agreement.
When we are not in a negotiating year, the committee attends Labour Management Meetings with the City Directors, deals with issues that affect the collective, and works to maintain the intent of our Collective Agreement language.
The Bargaining Committee is comprised of the two-unit chairs, four elected members, and one alternate. They are elected to a two-year term.