Dear Members,

Further to my email of last week, I am writing to say that collective bargaining between the University and the OCAD Faculty Association proceeded to mediation this past weekend with Arbitrator William Kaplan.

Mediation will continue on Saturday, January 11, 2014, with a default arbitration date set for January 25 should mediation not be successful.

The Arbitrator has instructed both parties to not discuss the details at mediation. I am therefore restricted in what I can tell you until the completion of the mediation/arbitration process.

Bill Leeming

OCADFA Chair of Negotiations