IBEW makes submissions to Arbitration Panel
The Local presented its case to the arbitration panel in accordance with paragraph (vii) of LOU 13-06. The presentation brings to a close our work to implement a new classification plan. (A copy of the union’s brief can be downloaded here.)
The panel will render their decision in due course. Since there are only two issues to settle (pay grid and implementation) a decision may be made fairly quickly. But it’s important to remember that such things are always difficult to predict.
I want to take this opportunity to thank the negotiating team for their efforts. They worked diligently to prepare for this hearing. Even the most seasoned negotiators would have found the experience a challenge. Regardless of the outcome, I know your team did their best against difficult odds.
Daniel J Boulet
Business Manager / Financial Secretary