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February Bargaining Update 3.0 #CUPE
To begin, your Local's Bargaining Committee would like to thank all the members who have taken the time to call, e-mail, or speak personally to one of the committee members with your comments and words of encouragement. The message we are getting from our members is one of solidarity.
That said we provide the following update regarding negotiations.
CUPE Local 403 and the employer have been in negotiations for one (1) year.
The first meeting between the two parties was held on January 22, 2013. There were ten (10) bargaining meetings held throughout the year. The employer’s frustration with the process and with the Union’s “extremely one-sided” portrayal of negotiations on our website resulted in the employer filing for mediation at the Labour Relations Board (LRB).
As a result, four (4) meetings have been held at the LRB with mediator Grant McArthur and the Employer. The meetings were were on January 8, 9 and 17 and February 13, 2014. Thus far the process has been disappointingly slow. Each party’s key issues remain the same.
Just as current and past sisters and brothers have made many sacrifices for us for collective agreement improvements throughout the years, we remain as always, committed to the membership - those present and future.
UPDATED: The next round of mediation is March 17.
The CUPE 403 Bargaining Committee