How are demands turned into contract language?

Answer

From April to June the bargaining team puts the demands passed at provincial demand setting into contract language.  They do this by linking demands to the current Collective Agreement (CA) language and looking at language proposed in previous rounds of bargaining and contained in other faculty CAs.  The team attempts to express the intent of demands in language that is clear, concise, and legally sound.  Consultation with OPSEU legal counsel, the OPSEU research department and with the Canadian Association of University Teachers is an important part of this process.