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Bargaining yields grievance changes

December 7, 2021 ATA News Staff



Bargaining continued between Central Table Bargaining Committee (CTBC) and the Teacher’s Employer Bargaining Association (TEBA) on Nov. 30, with the parties successfully negotiating new language for a streamlined grievance procedure.

According to Murray Lalonde, member of CTBC and ATA district representative for Central East, the change is a good and important improvement to the grievance procedure. 

“From our perspective, this brings school divisions to the table on all grievances,” he said. “As a result, both parties are interested in using the improved process right away.”

Lalonde added that CTBC and TEBA have agreed to have the new language come into effect before the negotiations on central terms have completed. 

“A new grievance procedure was only part of the issue we identified in the initial proposal,” said Lalonde. “As a result, discussions are ongoing regarding an expedited arbitration process, and we will make sure to update members, when and where we can, as those conversations continue.”

Members can see a full update on the Bargainer’s Blog on the ATA website.

Bargaining will now take a pause for the holidays and resume in January 2022. ❚


Bargainer’s Blog is available at > My ATA > Members Only > Collective Bargaining Updates > Bargainer’s Blog

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