BARGAINING 1998 UPDATE #8
By Sylvie Lachance-Harrison, Component President
On behalf of the Bargaining Committee
November 9, 1998
Your bargaining committee met with the Company for a full four days from November 2nd to November 5th. Totaling 6 days of bargaining. The work of face to face bargaining has begun in earnest.
The Company and the Union have agreed to deal with the proposals by grouping them into four categories: administration, productivity, costs and wages and benefits. How, when and where we deal with each particular proposal is, however, less important than the fact that each one will be discussed and responded to by the Company!
The Company and the Union have discussed all of the proposals contained in the ‘administration’ grouping and the Company has begun to respond. While we have only just begun the bargaining process, some progress is being made.
Your bargaining committee will be meeting with the Company again next week, November 9th to 12th in Montreal. We are optimistic that the efforts and progress of this week will continue into next week. Our bargaining schedule for December and January is as follows:
December 7 - 10 in Toronto
December 14 - 18 in Montreal
January 11 - 15 in Toronto
January 19 - 23 in Montreal
We remind you once again that our web site, www.cupe.ca, is up and running along with our hot line 1-800-735-2676 and 416-798-1637. Should you have any questions or concerns please call a member of your Bargaining Committee.
With your continued support we will be able to achieve a fair and equitable settlement. Thank you for your past support, on behalf of your Bargaining Committee.