On February 7 and 8, your bargaining committee had our first in-depth discussions with the employer after exchanging our initial proposals on Dec. 11, 2018.
We began with non-monetary items, including our proposals for language in the collective agreement to improve our working conditions.
In particular, we had quite a bit of discussion on the issue of workplace harassment, discrimination and abuse, which we know is a priority of the membership.
We will move on to monetary items, including our proposals for improvements to wages, benefits and total compensation later in bargaining.
Our next bargaining meetings are scheduled for March 28 and 29.
Annual General Meeting (AGM) March 7, 2019
Your chapter AGM is on March 7, from 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m., on the worksite in the basement education centre. The agenda for this meeting will include an update on bargaining from your committee, along with your AUPE Staff Negotiator.
Your attendance and your voice are important. Showing your support for your bargaining committee will help us in the bargaining process. We hope to see you there.
In the meantime, if you have any questions or comments, contact a member of your committee for more information.
Edmonton Chinatown Care Centre Bargaining Team Members:
Concesa Brody 780-680-1284 (cell) firstname.lastname@example.org
Nancy Santos 780-463-5305 email@example.com
Barni Mahamoud 780-885-4866 (cell) firstname.lastname@example.org
Merryn Edwards Negotiator
Dave Malka Organizing
780-231-1800 or email@example.com
Mariam Ibrahim Communications
780-930-5218 or firstname.lastname@example.org