4/28/2021 –Union Response to Company Rumours
Sisters and Brothers,
It is no surprise that the company is choosing to communicate bargaining topics or so called “rumours” directly with the membership. They do this in every round of bargaining, fishing for information that may give them the upper hand in negotiations. The bargaining team has been as clear as possible in the communications sent out to the entire membership, regarding the topics raised at the table, including concessionary demands brought forward by the company.
While unable to provide specific topics and language, you can rest assured that like in every previous round of bargaining, the company’s goal is to diminish the overall compensation that our members receive for their hard work, as well as, continue to lower the number of employees in the bargaining unit. If you have any questions regarding the status of bargaining or have heard any “rumours” that you would like to have clarified, please seek answers from the Bell Craft delegate in your union local, and refrain from providing any further information to the company through management.
As previously communicated, our current focus is on the need to resolve the essential services issue, in front of the Canadian Industrial Relations Board. We will continue to provide updates as we work through this process.
We thank you for your continued support during bargaining.
Your Bargaining Committee