Thursday, September 5th, 2019
A.S.P. Security employees have begun negotiating their first union contract!
Bargaining preparation began with the gathering of surveys and proposals from the entire A.S.P. membership. These polls and suggestions were consistent; the union membership wants fair and equitable pay, job security, and better benefits.
Before meeting with the company, the A.S.P. bargaining committee, comprised of six union members from the Calgary airport, and two UFCW staff, gathered on Tuesday to look over suitable language. The member team’s expert insight into the workplace instantly shone through and illustrated what a valuable asset they’d be going forward.
The A.S.P. bargaining committee came ready to negotiate Wednesday morning, with a full set of contract proposals. Bargaining began with work on non-monetary issues; the focus was on dignity and respect language.
“I think it was a real eye-opener for A.S.P. President Dean Lovric to hear about the inconsistencies happening at the Calgary airport,” said Union spokesperson Chris O’Halloran. “I was happy to hear A.S.P. Management restate their willingness to bargain and to have a strong contract”.
Union members are eager to get back to the bargaining table and work towards their first union contract. The union bargaining committee has proposed dates to get back to the negotiating table in September and October.
UFCW Local 401 is committed to an open and transparent process; the A.S.P. contract negotiation is open to all union members.
Members are encouraged to visit and witness negotiations; any member that wishes to attend are required to abide by the code of conduct, policies and procedures governing bargaining.
If you are interested in attending, please contact Saba at 780-920-3773 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please watch for further updates and check the UFCW 401 website often. You can find us at ufcw401.ca.
If you have questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact your Union Representative.
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The United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) Local 401 is Alberta’s largest private-sector union with 32,000 members working in diverse sectors of the Alberta economy, including food processing, retail, education, healthcare, hospitality, and security services.
Posted on: September 06,2019