Servisair securing contracts, not labour
Apr 17, 2012 at 2:30pm
Last week Vancouver’s Servisair advised the district union office that changes needed to be made regarding the employee schedules, specifically to remove all shifts pertaining to two service contracts. Later, the Company advised that in fact its carriers were using a different service provider.
In a letter to the CAW, Servisair advised that this work was contracted out in part due to the Union's refusal to provide concessions six months prior. However, the CAW did provide cost-saving options to the Company at that time, though Servisair flatly declined these monetary measures.
The Company has had every opportunity to start bargaining November 2011 and onward, but has not once approached the Union to initiate this process.
The CAW district executive has been in contact with Local and National representatives, who in turn have also been in contact with CAW’s legal department regarding successor and privacy laws.
We will keep you advised as further information developments.
For more information, please contact:
Darryl Draeger, Executive Assistant, CAW Local 2002