January 21, 2014 at 2:22 PM
Negotiations are progressing for approximately 150 members at the Hilton in Saint John whose contract expired in December 2013.
In October, comprehensive surveys were developed by the bargaining committee and distributed to the membership. A proposal meeting was held on October 9, 2013 in order to determine the issues most important to the membership.
Drawing on this important feedback, your bargaining committee met to scrutinize the current language in the collective agreement and compile the bargaining mandate that would be presented to the company.
On January 17, 2014, Unifor representatives Kevin Roker, Kim Beyea, Peggy MacCougan-Macdonald, Ashley Watkins, Cheryl Robinson and Mike MacMullin met with the company to officially open bargaining.
Although the union handed the company their non-monetary proposals, representatives for the company advised that they would submit their proposals at a later date.
Negotiations will resume on February 12-13, 2014.
We will continue to keep you updated with our progress. Your participation in the bargaining process is crucial to our success! In order to receive up to the minute bargaining news, please subscribe to e-news on our Local 2002 website: unifor2002.org
Your Hilton Saint John Bargaining committee:
Kevin Roker, Chairperson
Ashley Watkins, Executive Assistant
Cheryl Robinson Atlantic Vice President
Mike MacMullin, National Representative