NEGOTIATIONS UPDATE – MARCH 6, 2019
Further to our bulletin of February 1, 2019, the parties have agreed to resume Collective
Bargaining mediation with the assistance of Arbitrator Corinn Bell and Legal Counsel on April 11 & 12, 2019.
The Negotiations Committee will meet internally with our Legal Counsel on April 10, 2019 to finalize our preparation for the mediation.
Your Negotiations Committee has and continues to fight to improve upon and protect provisions of the Collective Agreement that are of critical importance to our Members. We are fighting to provide you with a tentative agreement that recognizes your contributions and rewards your hard work and commitment.
The Negotiations Committee has decided to hold off with the Strike Votes at each Bargaining Unit until after the April mediation. Should we be unable to reach an agreement or make significant progress then we will schedule dates and times for all bargaining units. The timing and locations of each vote will be coordinated with the Chief Shop Stewards. Details pertaining to the voting location, information sessions and polling hours for each Bargaining Unit will be communicated to the Membership in advance.
Your Negotiations Committee thanks your continued support, patience and solidarity and
commends you for your continued professionalism in preserving the safety and security of the public.
We continue to consult with our Legal Counsel regarding our options to resolve this situation and hope to provide you with a fair agreement.
Tania Canniff, General Chairperson Todd Haverstock, General Chairperson
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