Treasury Board Requests Postponement of Bargaining
The Treasury Board has requested a delay in our negotiations. This means that our bargaining session previously scheduled for late November has been pushed back to January 24, 2017.
The Employer’s representative explained that they are simply not ready to meet as planned. So rather than frustrate our negotiating team by coming to the table without any real mandate, they thought best to delay so they can work on a more realistic mandate.
I have little choice but to agree with the employer in this case. The root cause of the delays in this round of bargaining is a lack of any realistic mandate. Formally, the employer has not backed down from their proposal to remove sick leave and they still are only offering 0.5% per year for four years. No employee should accept these terms but until such a time as the Treasury Board see the light, there can be no agreement.
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Daniel J Boulet
Business Manager / Financial Secretary