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Committee Members

Pauline Carkner

Jacob Lyon

Steve Gilroy

Chris Godda

Brent MacDonald


Welcome to the Negotiating Committee Site

Our Mandate: Provide new and existing bargaining units with the tools and assistance they need to successfully negotiate collective agreements on behalf of its Members and their families.

As a CUSW Member, you play an important role in the negotiating process as it is the Members who are the decision makers.

Visit Alliance Learning to complete these two on-line courses and earn your Negotiating Certificate today!   


Negotiating 101

This 45-minute course is perfect for Members who want to learn more about what is involved in the negotiation process. You will learn about the history of how Collective Agreements and the right of Canadians to bargain collectively with their employers came to be. This is the perfect place to start if you have an interest in participating on your workplace's Negotiating Committee.


Negotiating a Collective Agreement

If you are interested in stepping forward to participate on your workplace's Negotiating Committee, this course is for you! During this 60-minute on-line course you will learn about: negotiating strategies; the components of a Collective Agreement; determining the purpose and scope of an agreement; and an introduction to the terminology used in Collective Agreements.

**PLEASE NOTE that this on-line course is a pre-requisite to the face-to-face training that is provided by the National Negotiating Committee. **



Is it time to negotiate your Collective Agreement? Not sure where to start?

Watch this 7-minute video to learn the step-by-step process to get you and the members of your Bargaining Unit started.