On Oct. 9 and 10, your bargaining team met with the employer to continue negotiations.
The employer’s representative changed again, and as a result, they spent much of our time catching up on where we are in bargaining.
Nevertheless, we did make progress with Chartwell on your hours of work, which we’ve continued to prioritize since bargaining began. This issue was of particular concern to Griesbach and Heritage Valley staff whose hours were reduced when Chartwell took over operations in 2018.
The employer will now make moves towards the increased hours you’ve been pushing for, and management will be providing more details in the coming weeks.
Thank you for standing behind your bargaining team throughout this process. Your support has made it possible to make improvements that will only help us as we move forward toward a fair collective agreement.
Our next bargaining dates are scheduled for Nov. 19, 20, and 21 and Dec. 9 and 10. If you have any questions or comments please get in touch.
CHARTWELL BARGAINING TEAM MEMBERS:
Benjamin Kiwang firstname.lastname@example.org or 780-885-3210
Stella Diaz email@example.com or 780-721-6496
Bernie Kelly firstname.lastname@example.org or 780-717-9130
AUPE RESOURCE STAFF
Merryn Edwards Negotiator, email@example.com
Farris Sobhani Organizer, firstname.lastname@example.org or 780-271-0728
Celia Shea Communications, email@example.com or 780-720-8122