Our last update was on April 16th and your Committee wanted to send a short note to provide an update on bargaining. As noted earlier, we are maintaining our commitment to keep all bargaining issues at the table.
We can say that after several days at the table, we have fully canvassed all issues and have identified a couple of difficult issues to be resolved. We remain positive in our view that there are solutions to even the thorniest issues and your Committee will bargain a settlement that will see improvements to your collective agreement.
There are some difficulties scheduling, however this is not unusual with eight calendars to consider. Our next dates are July 20, 21 and 23. We hope to be in a position to bring a package back to the membership after those dates.
Mark Lang, Bargaining Committee Chair
Ann McLean, Bargaining Committee Member
Jackie Pierre, Bargaining Committee Member
Frank Greenlay, Staff Representative