Negotiations - Bulletin 14

Published: June 1st 2015 | Source: TCRC West | PDF Version

Your Bargaining Committee continues to prepare...

As you are all aware the Minister of Labour has appointed the Honourable George W. Adams, Q.C., as mediator/arbitrator to finalize our dispute with the Company in order to reach a Collective Agreement.

Mr. Adams has been in contact with the parties and requested a meeting on May 15, 2015 in Toronto to discuss the position of the parties and the issues that will continue within the mediation/arbitration process. At that meeting, the parties made a determination of the location, process and dates for the mediation and arbitration. Unfortunately due to scheduling, the next available time open to conclude the process is not until the fall.

We received confirmation late last week that the parties will be in mediation/arbitration for the week of October 5 to 9, 2015 in Toronto. A final oral hearing will take place on October 16, 2015 and will conclude the process.

Your Bargaining Committee continues to prepare 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