CUPE Local 5555 president Charlotte Monardo says, Talks resumed and continued throughout the week of October 2. This employer has made a commitment to a negotiated settlement and we are holding them to that.
Outstanding issues include: Wage Harmonization, Salary Increases, Joint Job Evaluation/Pay Equity, Layoff and Recall, Vacation,
Negotiations between the KPRDSB and CUPE Local 5555 will resume November 6th. The union has requested a No Board report from the Ministry of Labour. The next step is mediation on all outstanding issues. This also establishes a legal strike deadline of November 10.
Says Monardo, Both sides are diligently working toward an agreement to avoid a strike.
Charlotte Monardo, President, CUPE Local 5555
(905) 373-2291 (Cell) or (705) 742-5356 (o)
John McCracken, CUPE Communications Rep.
(416) 292-3999 (o)