November 15, 2018 at 6:00 PM
The Bargaining Committee for Ornge District 344, together with Unifor Local 2002 and National representatives are pleased to announce that a Memorandum of Settlement (MOS) has been reached between the parties. This agreement will be presented to the Ornge membership for ratification on December 5, 2018.
The tentative agreement, which was reached yesterday, follows a one-year study period, and is part of the Arbitration Award issued on October 31, 2017 by the Arbitrator. Following the release of the 2017 Award, your Bargaining Committee heard loud and clear; members were not satisfied with the results of the ruling.
During the last several months, the Union and the Company have been working diligently towards finding a resolution that would provide members with significant gains relating to the fourth year of the current collective bargaining agreement. Unifor used the approach that we would 'find and work towards a resolution ourselves' versus 'taking a chance and arguing the matter again in arbitration.' Simply put, we wanted to be in control of our own fate and find resolutions that would be in the best interest of our members.
VOTING ON THE TENTATIVE AGREEMENT
Today’s bulletin is the first in a series of communiqués that will be released in days and weeks leading up to the December 5th ratification date. Unifor will be conducting the ratification vote via electronic balloting. To participate in the ratification process, you must be registered to vote. To do so, it is imperative that you provide your personal email address to Unifor Local 2002 headquarters. Your email address will be linked to your personal voter ID and used to verify your credentials in order to vote. This process is completed via a nonpartisan election process. If you have not signed up for electronic voting, please complete the form via the following link: https://bit.ly/2QJhTlL
Additional information will be forthcoming closer to the December 5 ratification date.
The Unifor Bargaining Committee is unanimously recommending that you vote "yes" to this tentative agreement.
Your Unifor Bargaining Committee
Mark Etherington - Chairperson
Andrew Burns - Bargaining Committee Representative, Northern Bases
Geoffrey Brown - Bargaining Committee Representative, Southern Bases
Ashley Watkins - Assistant to the Local President
Kelly-Anne Orr - National Representative
For more information, please contact:
Ashley Watkins, Assistant to the Local President
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