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Bargaining Update June 14, 2017

posted Jun 14, 2017, 11:13 AM by Diane Shanner   [ updated Jun 14, 2017, 11:13 AM by Gail Sawatzky ]
The Bargaining Committee met with DirectWest on June 13th to further discuss cost containment.  The Bargaining Committee clearly stated we will not make any changes to our Collective Agreement.  We have a closed Collective Agreement and no mandate from our membership to make changes.

However, we also stated we are willing to discuss, help and provide ideas for the company to save money and increase revenue and dividends paid to the government outside of the Collective Agreement.

It is important to remember, we are a revenue source for the government.  We are not an expense.  The source of the savings from DirectWest should be irrelevant and not be limited as the SaskParty government wants.  The Bargaining Committee wants to help DirectWest and we have provided many ideas and solutions outside of cuts to your wages and benefits.

We have no confirmed dates for the next cost containment meetings at this time.

We appreciate all your support at rally’s, writing letters to MLA’s, signing petitions and sharing information through social media.  Please stay tuned for additional actions you can participate in to continue the pressure on MLA’s and fight back against the mean-spirited austerity cuts of this government and the privatization through Bill 40.

In solidarity,

Your Bargaining Committee