Further to our last bargaining update, we would like to inform you that the parties have met at the PSLREB on November 9, 2017 to negotiate a Memorandum of Agreement and to discuss the terms of the upcoming binding conciliation. The name of the Conciliator and dates of hearing will be communicated to you shortly. Binding conciliation is a new process and has taken some time to put in place. Neither the Employer nor the Institute are responsible for this lengthy process. The parties have agreed on the outstanding items to be resolved in conciliation. Salaries, vacation, and performance pay are some of the items to be addressed in conciliation. We will let you know as soon as a date for conciliation has been scheduled.