DATE: January 25, 2007
TO: All BCGEU Members at HMC SERVICES INC. (SERVICE AREA 12)
RE: BARGAINING STATUS - UPDATE #2
Your bargaining committee recently met for a further two days and completed the draft of our proposals.
The completed questionnaires received from members greatly assisted in this process. The parties have confirmed March 19 as the day to meet and exchange proposals.
We had proposed earlier bargaining dates to the employer; however scheduling has prevented this from occurring. Meanwhile, we are mindful that the timing of our bargaining may be impacted by the decision on the COLA clause arbitration (which is not expected until mid to late February) and the matter presently before the Labour Relations Board (regarding the scope of the 2006 Highway Maintenance bargaining).
Your Committee appreciates the continued solidarity and support from the members.
YOUR BARGAINING COMMITTEEJ
im Manson, Bargaining Unit Chairperson
Robert Keam, Bargaining Committee Member
Ed Wozniak, Bargaining Committee Member
Frank Anderson, Staff Negotiator