March 11, 2016 at 10:00 AM
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The Unifor-GTAA District 333 collective bargaining agreement expires July 31, 2016 but preparations for negotiations are already under way.
On February 19, 2016, your bargaining committee met at Unifor Local 2002 headquarters in Toronto in order to strategize for upcoming negotiations. The newly elected bargaining committee brings a wealth of knowledge and new energy to the table. The existing and new committee together creates a fresh and dynamic knowledge-base essential for a successful round of talks. There is a great sense of determination and professionalism amongst the group and a spirit of unity.
In his opening remarks, district chairperson Antonios Kourteridis, commented on the challenges ahead.
"As always, collective bargaining comes with challenges. However, when the membership and leadership are mobilized as one, the solidarity within the union becomes an unbreakable power."
Our collective agreement defines the rules under which we work every day. As such, we want you to be part of this important process and have your voice heard. This will be achieved in two steps: membership surveys and proposal meetings. Your participation in both is important to successful contract negotiations. Your feedback will give the committee a better understanding of your bargaining priories and what you hope to see reflected in a new contract.
Surveys are available from the union office. An electronic version is also available here.
As we move into active bargaining, be sure to stay informed. If you have not already done so, please subscribe to Unifor 2002 e-news alerts.
Your GTAA Bargaining Committee
Antonios Kourteridis, Bargaining Chairperson
Mario Di Nardo, Bargaining Representative
Jeff Hatt, Bargaining Representative
Pauline Leloudas, Bargaining Representative
Adriana Pejkusic, Bargaining Representative
Sreten Stamenkovic, Bargaining Representative
Ashley Watkins, Assistant to the Local President
Cheryl Robinson, Unifor 2002 President
Gary Ellis, Unifor National Representative
Survey deadline: Mar 28, 2016
Membership Meeting: April 8, 2016
Unifor & GTAA exchange proposals: May 3, 2016
Current CBA expires: July 31, 2016
Membership meeting details
Date: April 8, 2016
Times: 9:00am –11:00am | 12:00am – 2:00pm | 3:00pm – 5:00pm
Location: Alt Hotel Toronto Airport, 6080 Viscount Rd, Mississauga, ON (Google Map Link)
Room: Rose Fuchsia
All Unifor District 333 members are strongly encouraged to attend one of these important meetings. Present will be your Unifor bargaining committee representatives to review the negotiations, discuss survey results and answer any questions you may have.
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