February 20, 2019 at 5:00 PM
Your Bargaining Committee met recently with the employer - Propair from February 18-19, 2019, to continue negotiations. We were also scheduled to meet with them on February 20, unfortunately, talks have failed after the Company tabled "disappointing" proposals that we could not accept.
The Bargaining Committee made every effort to engage in a meaningful negotiation process with the Company. In our view, the bargaining process has now reached an impasse and are therefore filing for Conciliation.
Unifor will be holding membership meetings on March 12, 2019, in Rouyn-Noranda. Details of time(s) and location will be forthcoming.
Unifor files a Notice of Dispute to the Federal Minister of Labour
Minister will appoint a Federal Conciliation Officer within 15 days
The Conciliator will meet with Union and Employer over a 60-day period to facilitate negotiations
The parties may agree to extend the conciliation period if negotiations are progressing
At the end of this period, the parties enter a 21 day "cooling off period"
Conciliator files report to the Federal Minister of Labour
While in conciliation, the Company may not lock out employees and the Union may not go on strike
Strike action is only ever taken as a last resort and after conditions (such as a strike vote and 72 hours advance notice) are met
We would like to thank the members for their support throughout the bargaining process. Please ensure that you have subscribed to e-news at unifor2002.org.
Your Bargaining Committee
Josee Genois, Assistant to the Local President
Ronald Nantel, Unifor National Representative
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