October 12th, 2022
Your committee met with the company this past week for two days on October 5th and 6th. The company made some minor positive changes to their last offer, but your committee did not see the type of increases in their proposal that you deserve.
The company has offered further increases to the Wearing Apparel Allowance and your vision care benefit. They have also moved up slightly on the wage offer.
We need to address only a few crucial issues to get to a contract offer that your committee can recommend:
We will be holding a strike vote tomorrow,
Thursday, October 13th,
at the Glenmore Inn and Convention Centre
located at 1000 Glenmore Court SE
between 10 am and 7 pm.
We will also be voting to reject the company’s new offer at that time. You must vote in person and between these times as it is a government-supervised vote.
There will be two ballots. Your committee recommends that you vote to support the strike vote and reject the company’s offer.
A vote in favour of a strike does not mean you will be on strike right away; a strike vote is good for 100 days in the province of Alberta, so we can take our time to get a good deal before giving strike notice. We have more bargaining dates scheduled for October 18th and 19th, and a high majority strike vote will pressure the company to improve its offer. Nobody wants a strike. They are unpredictable, could last a long time and are disruptive to everyone’s lives.
Give your committee a decisive strike vote so they can continue their excellent work from a position of strength. You will get another opportunity to vote after the meetings on October 18th and 19th before we take that difficult decision to go on strike.
Please stand by for more information as this situation evolves and talk to your shop stewards or Union Labour Relations Representative, Jeff Ible.
Your Bargaining Committee,
Kelsang Wangchuk, Majock Anei Ayom, Carmelo Cabacungan, Elias Wisdom Kimara, Kelly-Jo Nicholson, Melchor Amurao, Alejandro Gutierrez, Sam Pyo, Jeff Ible, and David B. Smith. And special guest star back from retirement: Vance Truong! Thank You, Vance!!!!
Posted on: October 12,2022