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Mediation Update

Your union bargaining committee met with the employer for mediation on Jan. 2 and 3, 2018.

Multiple articles already agreed to during previous meetings were signed, which left only monetary issues to discuss.

The employer’s last offer was a three-year agreement with the health spending account converted to a flexible spending account, two personal days with pay and two without pay to be used in 2018, and salary proposals of 0% in the first year, 1% in the second and third year (with the potential for that to increase to 1.5% if the consumer price index increases to 1.5% in 2018).

Your committee countered with a three-year contract term with the health spending account converted to flexible spending account, three personal days off with pay, and a salary proposal of 0% in the first year, 1.75% in the second year and 2% in the third year.

The employer has not yet provided a response to our last offer but has indicated it will discuss the proposal with the town council.

Please contact a member of your bargaining committee for more information or if you have any questions or concerns.

TOWN OF PONOKA BARGAINING TEAM MEMBERS:

Steve Wass
Monica Smith
Marvin Albers
Willie Jones

AUPE RESOURCE STAFF:

Ken Cutrell, Negotiator
1-800-232-7284 or k.cutrell@aupe.org

Farris Sobhani, Organizing
1-800-232-7284 or f.sobhani@aupe.org

Mariam Ibrahim, Communications
1-800-232-7284 or m.ibrahim@aupe.org

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