Negotiation - Bulletin 9
Please be advised that the electronic voting has now closed in our
request for a strike mandate and the ballots have been tallied by Simply
Voting. Your negotiating committee thanks every member who voted in this
matter and for the tremendous response and support from the ballots sent
out this past month. There were 3027 ballots sent out to the membership.
Simply Voting has provided the following today April 6, 2018, with 94.2%
voting in favor of strike action if necessary.
The Company has agreed with very little
will continue to participate in the mediation process with the
assistance of FMCS with planned dates of Tuesday April 17 to the 20,
As you are aware the Company has agreed with very little
that we have proposed. The Company continues to insist on concessions
and the decimation of our rest and other Collective Agreement provisions
and has made little movement in regards to their demands to diminish
your working conditions. Our bargaining committee is not willing to
accept these concessions in order to achieve provisions that allow us to
adopt a system in our workplace that allows us to work properly rested
and in accordance with proper sleep science principles.
during the past week, all Local Chairmen, Division Presidents and
Secretary Treasures were given several documents regarding the
preparations necessary in the event a strike or lockout occurs on April
21, 2018. While we are committed to negotiating collective agreements,
we must move forward to make the arrangements for a work stoppage if
required. We would ask that everyone assist the local executive and
strike captains in this necessary procedure. The bargaining committee
will provide updates and support as needed.
With the show of
your overwhelming support we are hoping that this will encourage the
negotiate terms acceptable to you, the members.
will continue in our attempt to arrive at a negotiated settlement. Your
Bargaining Committee will
keep you informed on any further
Thank you for your attention to this matter, we
Greg Edwards - LE West General Chairman
John Campbell - LE East General Chairman
Dave Fulton - CTY West General Chairman
Wayne Apsey - CTY East General Chairman
CC: Doug Finnson President TCRC