Your bargaining committee met with the employers for one full day of negotiations on May 5th and we are disappointed to report that little progress was made. Instead, the employers tabled concessionary proposals.
We cannot accept concessionary proposals that would negatively impact CUPE 387 members. We have clearly communicated this to the employers and will continue to reject concessionary proposals.
We are disappointed that this round of negotiations has been so tumultuous but remain committed to settling on a collective agreement that reflects the current economic climate, and the lasting impact inflation has had on the cost of living. Other municipalities in this region have bargained fair collective agreements with CUPE locals, that recognize the value of the work CUPE members do in their communities. CUPE 387 members deserve the same.
We resume negotiations with the employers on May 17, and we will have another update for you after our meeting.
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