Anglophone table P2 Collective Agreement:
Following the meeting of the Conseil féderal de négociation, the FPPE negotiation team met with the employer negotiators on March 29th to relate the specifics of our targeted demands in an attempt to reach an agreement in principle in a very short period of time. We explained that in addition to this short list of demands, many preoccupations could not be quickly resolved and remained important issues for professionals. At the same meeting, the employer team also shared their priorities, making it clear that it could not grant any of our requests that have a monetary impact. The employer side also explained that, because of the current health crisis, it no longer considers the ‘Attraction and Retention’ of Professionals to be a problem. Indeed, according to them, school boards are now” employers of choice” because of the maintenance of remuneration in times of crisis.
The negotiation team met again with the employer on March 30th, only to find that the information provided did not allow an agreement to be reached at this stage.
Given the current slowdown in the pace of negotiations, we will return to the table with the original list of our demands.