Negotiations - Bulletin 13

Published: April 21st 2015 | Source: TCRC West

Appointment of the arbitrator...

We have received numerous requests for information regarding the appointment of the arbitrator in our mediation/arbitration process following our strike in February. Unfortunately, we have been unable to agree with an arbitrator and, as such, the Minister shall appoint one of her choice.

Yesterday, The Minister of Labour, in accordance with section 79 of the Canada Labour Code and section 4 of our Return to Work Agreement reached on February 16, 2015, has appointed the Honourable George W. Adams, Q.C., as mediator/arbitrator to deal with our dispute. The mediator /arbitrator has approached the parties for dates and locations regarding the mediation and eventual arbitration. At this point, nothing has been agreed to in that respect.

Letter from FMCS... | Letter from the Minister of Labour...

Your Bargaining Committee has spent the time following the strike preparing for the mediation-arbitration process. Although a negotiated contract was our goal, we are ready and committed to presenting our demands before a third party.

Teamsters Canada and the TCRC National Office continue to assist and support us fully in our efforts on your behalf. Your Bargaining Committee is in regular contact with your Local Representatives and will inform them as soon as possible on any new developments.

In Solidarity,

Dave Fulton,
General Chairman - CTY West
  Greg Edwards,
General Chairman - LE West
Bruce Hiller,
General Chairman - CTY East
  Benoit Brunet,
General Chairman - LE East
cc: Mr. Douglas Finnson, President TCRC