Bargaining committee urges you vote to reject mediator recommendations
The mediator appointed to help get your first collective agreement issued his report today (Monday, Sept. 20), making recommendations on what he thinks should be in that contract.
It is now up to you to vote on his recommendations. Your bargaining committee is urging that you vote against acceptance of the mediator’s recommendations.
A detailed package of information including the mediator’s report and our analysis of it is being mailed to your homes. Briefly, your bargaining committee feels that it does not provide a fair deal for the work you do and leaves too many questions unanswered.
The package will include mail-in ballot forms. These must be received at the AUPE HQ in Edmonton by Oct. 29.
Your bargaining committee members will hold virtual question-and-answer sessions on Oct. 4, from 11 a.m. to noon and from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Zoom. Click on this link join the meetings:
Meeting ID: 970 6682 2388
Or dial by your location
+1 647 558 0588 Canada
+1 778 907 2071 Canada
+1 204 272 7920 Canada
The bargaining committee members will also be reaching out to you by phone on Oct. 5 and 6.
This is a very important vote. We need a strong turnout and a strong vote against to help us push for improvements.
Your bargaining committee:
Cathy van Tol: email@example.com
Lamia Khorfan: firstname.lastname@example.org
Irineo Paguergan: email@example.com
Regilda Ramos: firstname.lastname@example.org
AUPE staff resources:
John Wevers, negotiator: email@example.com
Michelle Szalynski, organizer: firstname.lastname@example.org
Terry Inigo-Jones, communications, email@example.com