We wanted to send another bulletin to update members on the process and address recent queries.
There have been some unfortunate but necessary delays to our bargaining calendar. The bargaining team has had 2 productive caucus days, and plan to have two more this month. We are scheduled to meet with the employer May 5th to exchange initial proposals.
In the meantime, our Collective Agreement has expired as of March 31st. While this means the current provisions are frozen, the bargaining unit continues to be protected by those provisions until we have negotiated a new collective agreement.
We have been hearing from members about issues they want brought forward in various ways – through the demand set survey, by email, via stewards, and by in-person conversations. Each and every message is noted and shared amongst the team. We encourage all members to connect with the bargaining team with any questions or concerns…we want to hear from everyone.
In the meantime, we continue to plan and we look forward to the opportunity to sit at the table and begin the negotiating process.
Please stay tuned for more information on how to support the bargaining process
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UNITED WE BARGAIN, DIVIDED WE BEG!
J. Beckett, Julie Chambo, Merrilynn Downey, Ruth Linnen, Stephanie Jenkins-Moss