Although your current collective agreement was signed on March 21, it will expire on December 21, 2018. This means that it is already time to prepare for the next rounds of negotiations.
The process towards the renewal of the collective agreement of CAPE members at the Library of Parliament starts now with the creation of the LoP Collective Bargaining Committee (CBC).
Pursuant to CAPE By Law # 7, the LoP CBC’s role is to prepare proposals (positional bargaining) or define problems (interests-based bargaining), to select the members of the Collective Bargaining Team and to work to an agreement or reject a final offer from the employer. The Committee will also oversee the process of ratification by the members. The CBC has a maximum of five members.
The National Executive Committee (NEC) will appoint Committee members from the applications it receives. In accordance with By-Law #7, the NEC will choose members so as to reflect the demographic and professional composition of the bargaining unit and negotiate effectively on behalf of the members.
The criteria upon which the NEC will base its choice of Committee members include:
- being a CAPE member in good standing of the LoP group;
- demonstrated engagement in union affairs or in volunteer organizations;
- being able to devote several days to collective bargaining sessions;
- understanding of the issues being bargained in the current round;
- knowledge of the LoP collective agreement;
- demonstrated ability to work in a team and to develop consensus views on common positions; negotiation skills;
- experience in collective bargaining is considered an additional asset.
Volunteers for the Collective Bargaining Committee will have an opportunity to contribute directly to the establishment of terms and conditions of employment for CAPE members at the Library of Parliament. This is an enriching experience that can help broaden your skills and expertise.
Please Note: The LoP Collective Bargaining Committee submissions closed on September 15, 2018.