Representatives of the Board of Governors and ULFA met on May 2nd to continue bargaining. This was to discuss issues remaining after a majority of the major mandate issues were settled in marathon sessions on April 17, 18, and 23.
Two articles were settled on May 2:
- 22 (Grievance Procedure); and
- 33 (Gradual Retirement and Reduced Load)
A third article, 11 (Rights and Responsibilities) saw two exchanges during the session. While the two sides are close on this article, some significant differences remain. You can follow the status of all articles here.
Finally, the two teams agreed on some extended times for negotiation on May 8-10. On each day the teams will meet in the morning and then return for a shorter session in the afternoon.