23 October 2016
Working relationships mean a lot of negotiations. First, the collective agreement, but also amendments to the agreement, grievance resolution, agreements on specific issues. But care must be taken because when it’s signed, it’s signed. The mandates are established by the members or the Executive Committee, as appropriate. The signing of a collective agreement is authorized by a secret ballot of members of each unit at a general meeting.
SEU 800 representatives have the training and experience to advise you in these negotiations. Their role can vary depending on the situation: spokesman, mere presence at meetings and participation in the caucus, remote supervision. In any case, their advice is available.