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Federal Government Bargaining Update #10

Feb 13, 2012

The Local continues to work towards settling the collective agreement by binding arbitration with considerable “behind-the-scenes” activity.

Your negotiating team met in Ottawa last week to review the initial draft of our brief and continue the research to support our case.  Two more face-to-face meetings of the negotiating team are planned in February and March.

The parties have also agreed to a chair for the panel: Mr Yvon Tarte. Even though this process took longer than expected, I am satisfied with the choice.  Mr. Tarte is an experienced arbitrator and I’m confident he will give our issues a fair hearing.

The next step is to select dates for the hearing. Further information will be posted when this step has been completed.

In solidarity,

Daniel Boulet,
Business Manager/Financial Secretary