All three parties met to continue bargaining in Winnipeg on November 1, 2 and 3, 2017. Issues were presented and the parties engaged in constructive and collaborative discussion using the Interest Based Negotiations (IBN) model (see below).Following the IBN process, various interests and possible options were generated relative to the issues raised by the members. Several administrative issues have been tentatively agreed to. Further dates have been scheduled for November 28, 29, and 30, 2017.
Interest Based Problem-Solving Spiral
- A description of the problem.
- Why does it need to be addressed?
- Jointly explore what the real issue is
- What are the symptoms, causes and effects?
- Observations not solutions
- What are your worries & concerns?
- What are your hopes and aspirations?
- I not We
- All interests are valid
- You EXPLAIN not DEFEND
- Interests can be added at anytime
- Develop multiple options
- Full range of solutions left to right everything in between
- Brainstorm Be creative Use Imagination
- Nobody advocates an option, they are just ideas
- Build on others ideas
- All without prejudice
- Options can be added at any time
- Select and Review Options
- The Four Cut Method
- Does it conflict with an interest?
- Is it acceptable to the constituents?
- Do you have the necessary resources?
- Is it relevant, does it solve the problem?
- Can remaining options be combined or modified?
- Remaining options to sub committee for drafting
- Group as a whole reviews and approves wording
- Group as a whole develops implementation and evaluation plans