After announcing our strike vote the employers contacted the union to resume negotiations. We spent Friday and Saturday bargaining directly with the employer. With the outside negotiator not at the table there was a shift in tone at the bargaining table and we were able to have some important progressive discussions about your key bargaining priorities.
While we’ve made some progress, we still have not reached agreement on several key issues and there are significant barriers we need to address before reaching a deal.
We need to keep the momentum we’ve created going so we can conclude this round of bargaining. A strong strike vote will help carry that momentum into the bargaining session we have scheduled next Tuesday (October 17).
The strike vote is going ahead as planned tomorrow. Your bargaining committee still needs your support. We are asking you to vote YES tomorrow to make sure that we can address the outstanding issues remaining and reach a tentative agreement in a timely manner.
A strong strike vote remains an important step towards negotiating a new contract.
Vote YES, tomorrow Monday October 16, and let’s make sure we get over the finish line and secure a new contract that benefits all workers.
WHERE AND WHEN TO VOTE
There will be two voting stations on Monday October 16:
- Sapperton Pensioners Hall (318 Keary Street) from 11:00 am until 6:00 pm
- CUPE 387 Office (107-258 6th Street) from 7:00 am until 4:30 pm
Voting is done by secret ballot. You can vote at either location. You can vote before work, on a break, or after work. You cannot vote during work hours.