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May 20th, 2016
To All Members Inside and Outside Bargaining Units:
From the outset it has been our intention to sit down with the City of Greater Sudbury and negotiate a fair and equitable Collective Bargaining Agreement on your behalf. We first met with the employer and exchanged proposals at the beginning of March. Although we had numerous meetings, we were unable to obtain an agreement prior to the expiry of the CBA on March 31 st.We continued to bargain with the employer, but after 23 days we felt it was time to turn to the Membership for your direction and mandate.
On May 16th, you attended special meetings that were held throughout the day. Your overwhelming strike vote of 94% and the mandate you gave your Bargaining Teams was very clear. As a result we returned to the bargaining table the following morning. We have spent the last three days and evenings working on your behalf in order to reach a responsible consensus with the employer. Yesterday’s bargaining went into the night. We bargained until after 1:00 a.m. this morning in an attempt to reach an agreement but were unsuccessful.
As a result, we have now asked the Province to appoint a Conciliator. It is our hope that a Conciliator’s assistance will provide the expertise required to facilitate an agreement.
No one wants a strike or a lockout. It remains our position that a labour dispute is completely unnecessary and completely avoidable. We know that every single Member takes pride in the work that they do, and the public services that they provide to everyone in our city.
We remain committed to bargaining a contract that both meets the needs of our Members, and is responsible to the taxpayers and citizens of the City of Greater Sudbury.
We will continue to provide updates to all Members as further developments occur.
Please call the Union office for further information. Our consult the website for further updates as the situation evolves.
CUPE Local 4705
President Daryl Taylor addresses the CUPE National Convention 2015
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