On February 5, 2021, members of the Renison Association of Academic Staff (RAAS) voted overwhelmingly (97%) in favour of ratifying the tentative agreement reached on December 16, 2020. The tentative agreement was reached after nearly two and half years of negotiations and over 45 bargaining sessions. The Board of Governors of Renison University College, affiliated with the University of Waterloo, ratified the tentative agreement in a unanimous in-camera vote on January 27, 2021.
Our negotiating team has been engaged in bargaining with the University on salary and other compensation items since December 1, 2020. We did not reach an agreement by midnight, February 1, so negotiations will continue, first with a mediator and then, if an agreement is still not reached by March 1, going to arbitration. All these procedures are set out in section 10 of the Memorandum of Agreement.