Today, the Bargaining Committee met again with the Employer. Discussions have been going no where and there has been no significiant movement on any single issue. Therefore, the Union has cancelled next week’s meeting with the Employer, and will be filing for mediation at the Labour Relations Board.
It is hoped that a change of venue with the assistance of a neutral mediator will help get productive talks going, so a fair settlement can be achieved.
The Bargaining Committee will meet again on Tuesday to strategize and plan our next steps in the process.
More updates will be forthcoming as we know more. Please watch for them.
On behalf of the Bargaining Committee,
Ed Dickson, Bargaining Chair
Alex Youngberg, President, CUPE L391; Laura Safarian; Aliza Nevari; Doug Klohn; and Marya Gadison