It has been a while! I hope you are all doing well and have adapted to the hybrid work model that most of us are working under (some members are on campus 100% of the time while others are working 100% remotely).
As you may know, at the end of May/early June, the University is expected to produce a report and update us on the hybrid work model. The University has been working with some departments to “pilot” and ascertain whether, or not, this model works and can be continued. It is my understanding that we should continue with a hybrid work model as an option.
Since we last connected, your Executive has been working hard to ensure that our Collective Agreement is respected and that our membership is heard. Fortunately, we had very few Grievances submitted in both the 2021 and 2022. This year is off to a slow start, as well.
Our membership had the opportunity to have an in-person 2022 summer and holiday event! It was great to see so many of you at these events. Information will be sent out in the next little while regarding our future events!
Our Negotiations Steering Committee, elected at our last Annual General Assembly, has been hard at work putting together our Negotiations Project. In our last Newsletter, dated April 24, 2023, a survey was included to get your feedback on what you might like to see in our Project. If you did not receive our Newsletter (we have heard that, for some members, it went to their Junk folders), please let us know. Also, please take the time to fill in the survey! Thank you to the 100+ members who have already done so!
Also included in this recent Newsletter was information on our first PD round. Please go to our Professional Development webpage for more information on deadlines and application procedures.
As President, please be assured that, when I meet with the upper administration, other Union presidents and our Labour Relations Committee, I am working on your behalf! If you have any questions, or concerns, please do not hesitate to reach out to me at Shoshana.Kalfon@concordia.ca.
Wishing you all a good end of term and relaxing Summer!