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Bargaining Update - April 20, 2017

posted Apr 20, 2017, 6:29 PM by Gail Sawatzky   [ updated Apr 20, 2017, 6:29 PM ]
Your Bargaining Committee met with DirectWest on April 19th regarding cost containment.  

DirectWest provided our Bargaining Committee with detailed information of cost containment areas for consideration.  These areas included wage rollbacks, unpaid days off and reduction in time worked each day.

Consultation is important for our Union, and an obligation for our Union.  We are willing to listen to and discuss DirectWest’s requests regarding cost containment.

It is important to remember we have a closed Collective Agreement which was negotiated in good faith, approved by the government and ratified by you, the membership, and which carries on until March 19, 2018.  There is no mandate to open our Collective Agreement and any changes would be subject to a ratification vote by our members.

The Bargaining Committee will review, analyze and discuss the information provided by DirectWest.  The specific details will not be released to protect the integrity of the consultation process.

We have a follow-up meeting tentatively scheduled for the week of June 12th and a caucus scheduled for April 27th.

In Solidarity
Your Bargaining Committee