Banff IGA Negotiations Update-Employer Seeking Take Aways

As of last week we have completed approximately 12 days of bargaining. As a result of this, we have now entered into monetary issues. Your employer has tabled some very disturbing changes on how your store is operated while still wanting other concessions. Our position throughout this set of bargaining is that we are not prepared to accept concessions and that we are looking for increases in your current wages.

As of last week we are heading in a direction to hopefully bring a conclusion to this set of bargaining. With that being said, we have decided to apply for Mediation to help move the process along. We currently are trying to set dates to continue bargaining and will use these dates to go through the mediation process. We are hopeful that we will have an offer for you to vote on soon after these dates.

We ask that you be prepared to come out and vote on a potential offer at that time. Your vote is extremely important because the result of this vote could very well decide whether or not we end up in a possible dispute. Your bargaining committee needs to hear your comments and concerns.

As is the practice when we are coming to an end in any set of negotiations, you should be cautious in making any large purchases, etc. at this time.

We ask that you check this website in the Negotiations section for future updates as they will be posted once there is something new to report. As well, you need to watch your Union Bulletin board for important updates.

Should you have any other questions or concerns, please feel free to contact your Union Labour Relations Officer.



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