Why is it called Bargaining 2020?
The last round of collective agreements expired on August 31, 2020. Phases 1 and 2, the central portions of bargaining, are complete. Local bargaining has commenced. This 2020 bargaining remains until all school divisions reach a memorandum of agreement.
Current status of Bargaining 2020
In phase 1, the Association and the Teachers’ Employer Bargaining Association (TEBA) negotiate the list of central items. View the list of all matter (LAM) HERE.
In phase 2, the Association and TEBA negotiate individual central items on that list. View the mediator’s recommended terms for settlement and agreed-to items HERE.
In phase 3, bargaining units and school divisions negotiate the local items. Local bargaining for this round began at the start of the 2022/23 school year. Bargaining units are currently engaged in local bargaining. It is important to watch for communications from your Teacher Welfare Committee (TWC) so that you are aware of and can participate in the mandate development (surveys and focus groups) and bargaining unit general meetings (BUGMs) to ratify your initial proposal.
Teachers will also be called to attend BUGMs during active bargaining at the table either to ratify a memorandum of agreement or to provide information and/or further direction to their TWCs, like application for mediation.
The process to amalgamate the mediator’s recommended terms for settlement and agreed-to items with each bargaining unit’s memorandum of agreement/mediator’s terms of settlement will create the 2020–24 collective agreement. This will begin once ratification of each local table agreement is completed.
Local bargaining is happening now! Connect with your Teacher Welfare Committee to stay up to date on the progress of bargaining, and be sure to attend your bargaining unit general meetings (BUGMs). #WEAREATA
Updates from ATA Provincial