Your committee met for one day of mediation with the employer on Aug. 13.

As you likely recall from last time, the parties met to discuss classifications and salaries. The previous exchange of information raised a number of serious concerns with your bargaining team, including the right of members to have full classification reviews on their jobs if their duties changed.

This time the employer presented a new salary grid, which did not predetermine where members would go in a new classification system.

In response, your committee requested time away from the bargaining table to analyze and determine the impact on our members. Once this work is done, we expect to book additional mediation dates, likely later this fall, to try to settle your contract.

If you have any questions about bargaining or mediation, please contact a member of your bargaining team.

Your bargaining committee is:

Angela McInnis

Lorie Christenson

Bev Hill

Kevin Davediuk, AUPE negotiator: 1-800-232-7284