|A Snag for the Faculty Association at SIAST|
|Written by Sharon Vanhouwe|
|Friday, 13 July 2012 13:26|
The formation of a new bargaining unit to represent the faculty at SIAST has hit a snag.
The 1200 members of the Association at the Saskatchewan Institute of Applied Science and Technology are currently members of the SGEU but are trying to break away from that union to form their own.
Spokesperson for the Faculty Association, Warren White says a secret ballot vote was held in June with more than 50 per cent of eligible voters taking part, but the Labour Relations Board can't count the results because SGEU has filed objections.
White says members of the Association expected opposition from the SGEU and he expects the union will continue to apply every delay to the process they can because, he says, every one month delay means revenue of about one hundred and 40 thousand dollars a month.
White says the new Faculty Association has been forced to file their own objections as well because, he says, the SGEU allegedly used robocalls to tell voters they were not eligible to vote.
White figures it will be a couple of months before the objections are dealt with.