February 28, 2022 - 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.
96.7% Voting in Favour of Strike Action
were 3062 ballots sent out to the membership. Simply Voting has provided
the following today February 28, 2022, with 96.7% voting in
favour of strike action if necessary.
We will continue to participate in the mediation process with the
assistance of FMCS with planned dates of Friday March 11 to Wednesday
March 16, 2022.
Also, tomorrow, March 01, 2022, all Local Chairmen, Division Presidents
and Secretary Treasures will be sent several documents regarding the
preparations necessary in the event a strike or lockout occurs on March
16, 2022. 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 Company to negotiate terms acceptable to you, the members.
We will continue in our attempt to arrive at a negotiated settlement.
Your Bargaining Committee will keep you informed on any further
General Chairman - CTY West
General Chairman - LE West
General Chairman - CTY East
General Chairman - LE East