Following six months of negotiations, we have reached an impasse. We require a strong strike vote from the membership in order to assert your priorities during the next stage which is mediation. Your bargaining committee is committed to your priorities and achieving a fair collective agreement. Unfortunately significant concessions remain and the employer's wage and benefit offer is far from a settlement we could recommend to members.
At the meeting, we will provide answers to any questions related to negotiations.
May 10 Econolodge Maple Ridge
1:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. 21735 Lougheed Highway
May 11 Mission Leisure Centre
1:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. 7650 Grand Street
May 12 Coast Abbotsford
1:00 pm.m to 7:00 p.m. 2020 Sumas Way
May 15 Coast Chilliwack
1:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. 45920 First Avenue
Members can attend at any of the venues above during the times listed. All members should attend. Please note there is no proxy voting, you must cast your own ballot.
Your bargaining committee is recommending that members vote yes in favour of a strike mandate.
on behalf of your Bargaining Committee
Gary Bennett, Staff Negotiator