Sisters and Brothers,
As we near the deadline for conciliation today at 5pm, the Company has reached out to the Union with a request to extend the process to May 31st 2021. To be clear, we have stood firm on our position since the beginning. We have indicated to the Employer on numerous occasions that until there was significant changes made to their proposals, we were not willing to continue with conciliation and until that happened, our focus would be strictly on the essential service application, which is in front of the Canadian Industrial Relations Board.
That being said, the Company has agreed to provide the Union with a new proposal, pending the Committee agree and accept their request to extend the Conciliation process. As such, the parties have mutually agreed to these terms and will return to the bargaining table via zoom, the week of May 17th.
We will continue to provide updates as we work through this process and we thank you for your continued support during bargaining.
Your Bargaining Committee