Bargaining Update - May 8, 2015

As you are aware, Albertans elected the NDP to lead its government on May 5.

Your bargaining committee is hopeful our new government will bring a fresh, productive and respectful approach to labour relations in Alberta.

The task of transition for the new government is enormous. From a throne speech, to a new cabinet, new budget, new staff and even the possibility of new senior personnel, it will take a bit of time for things to become clear.

With that, we need to allow for a reasonable amount of time for these changes to take place.

Regardless, our goal to achieve a fair collective agreement remains intact.

After consulting with our legal counsel, it was decided to delay hearings on our bargaining in bad faith complaint until the new government has a chance to settle in. We want to give the new minister, whoever that might be, an opportunity to review the situation. Once we have a clearer picture of where things stand on the employer side, we can decide what steps need to be taken.

We look forward to working with the new government.

Please do not hesitate to contact a member of your bargaining committee with any questions, comments or concerns you may have.

Your bargaining committee:

Your bargaining committee is committed to keeping you informed throughout the entire bargaining process. Please do not hesitate to contact a member of your committee with any questions, comments or concerns you may have.

Local 054
Nancy Woods
nancy.janer@gmail.com