On December 1st, the Local and the Treasury Board exchanged bargaining proposals to formally begin the negotiating process.
The two days of bargaining consisted of discovery and clarification discussions with respect to non-monetary articles of the collective agreement. Some administrative name changes were agreed to and signed off.
The Local is cautiously optimistic that we can reach a mutually acceptable agreement in the not-too-distant future.
The Local’s bargaining team presented a fair and healthy wage package to the employer for consideration. IBEW 2228 members in the Federal Public Service have fallen well behind comparators that do similar work with other employers and the bargaining Team feels the time is right to have that corrected.
The employer has yet to offer any wage package and we are hoping to see something when we meet again the third week of January.
The Local’s and the employers bargaining proposals and the Local’s wage proposal can be viewed at the following links.
Business Manager/Financial Secretary
IBEW LU 2228