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Bargaining continues

On Oct. 22 and 24, your bargaining team met with the employer. Unfortunately, making improvements to our contract language has been difficult, though we did sign off on thirteen articles as current, which means they will appear as they do now in your collective agreement.

We’re also close to agreeing on the language for our Respect in the Workplace article (previously named “No Discrimination”), something all workers should have, so they can feel safe on the job.

However, the employer has been unresponsive to our proposals on other important working conditions, such as contracting-out protection, an internal Workload Appeal process, workload and exclusions from the bargaining unit.

Capital Care’s lack of movement at the table has been frustrating, especially since they continue to delay negotiations for your Essential Services Agreement (ESA), which will determine the necessary staffing levels and positions that need to stay on the job in the case of a strike or lockout.

We hope the employer is ready to engage with us in a productive way on Dec. 14 and 18. Regardless of the employer’s cooperativeness however, your bargaining team continues to stand behind you and your wellbeing.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact:

CAPITAL CARE NURSING CARE BARGAINING TEAM MEMBERS:
Marlene Murtha marlenemurtha@gmail.com
Rhea Coughlan headsup@live.ca
Elizabeth Csernayanszki mikelizy@shaw.ca

AUPE RESOURCE STAFF:
Mac McNaughton Negotiator m.mcnaughton@aupe.org
Farris Sobhani Organizing 780-271-0728 or f.sobhani@aupe.org
Celia Shea Communications 780-720-8122 or c.shea@aupe.org

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