After meeting with the employer on November 30, your bargaining committee will be engaging a mediator in the hopes that a neutral third party will help us achieve a successful end to bargaining.
While we have worked diligently at the table to negotiate a fair collective agreement, the employer’s final monetary offer falls far short of the settlements reached at Villa Marie in Red Deer and Holy Cross Manor in Calgary. Your bargaining committee feels that employees doing the same job for the same employer should not be paid significantly less. We will be discussing this with the mediator when meetings begin in the near future.
We will be holding a bargaining update meeting on Dec. 7, 2016 at Place Beausejour in the Party Room. There will be two sessions: 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., and 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Please make every effort to attend to receive an update on bargaining, and discuss where we go from here.
Your bargaining committee thanks you for your patience. We are committed to keeping you informed as mediation progresses. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact any member of your bargaining committee.
YOUR BARGAINING COMMITTEE:
Chris Dickson (Negotiator)