We are extremely disappointed to tell you that the Employer is not willing to deal with any of our important bargaining proposals like
- Pay Equity
- Improvements to benefits including vacation and benefits for retirees
- Improved language for Part-Time and Auxiliary workers
- Job Security including protection against technological change
Additionally, the Employer is refusing to remove their concessions from the table.
At 4 p.m. today, the Bargaining Committee felt that there was no other option but to ask the Mediator to book out and serve 72 hours strike notice. However, the Committee also encouraged and invited the Employer to continue talking over the weekend in hopes of coming to an agreement.
Unfortunately, the Employer emphatically declined to continue negotiating and left the room.
So, as of Monday at 4 p.m., CUPE Local 391 will be in a legal position to take job action. This weekend, the Bargaining Committee and the Job Action Committee will be discussing options and strategy for the coming weeks.
Please continue to report to work as usual over the weekend and next week. If job action is to occur you will be notified by the Bargaining Committee and the Job Action Committee.
For further information, please continue to check the Bargaining Blog and the President’s Blog daily. We will endeavour to keep you as up to date as possible.
On behalf of your Bargaining Committee,