Negotiations continued on June 20th and 21st. The groups met and made an effort to ensure all proposals were passed on and in each others hand for review. To date we’ve signed a handful of tentative agreements improving language in our collective agreement. However, there is still a long way to go before we reach a memorandum. Both parties are communicating, and discussions remain amicable.
We also discussed benefit packages and the LTD structure on Tuesday. With the LTD options presented to us, we’re now asking all members to fill out a 2nd survey concerning LTD so we can determine the outcome of this specific item. Members can use the QR code or the link below:
Next week we expect to dive back into the wage package, pension and accommodation.
Your committee is thankful for your continued support. We will be meeting with Finning again on June 28th and 29th.
Your Bargaining Committee
Negotiations continued from May 16th to 20th. Traditionally our bargaining can take up to 10 months, usually involving mediation and in some instances, like last contract, a strike vote. In an attempt to break this cycle your committee decided to go right into wages, terms and big ticket items like LTD, sick time, overtime, vacation and flex benefits. Our monetary package took into account inflation, market conditions, forecasted workloads and Finning’s issues with recruitment and retention.
Finning’s counter can only be described as disappointing.
Our concern now is that this response will convert us back to the traditional, lengthy and unpredictable outcome.
Your committee thanks you all for your continued support. We will be meeting with Finning again on June 13th and 14th.
LL99 Executive is happy to announce we'll be hosting our Chief Shop Stewards meeting in person. Meetings will be held on the Tuesday and Wednesday of May 10th and 11th, from 8:30am to 4:00pm @ the Quality Inn west Edmonton, 17803 Stony Plain Road. We look forward to seeing you all face to face!
For those needing accommodations: Rooms can be booked at the Staybridge Inn (780) 484-6223, 16929-109th ave NW Edmonton AB. Please book your rooms ASAP as the hotel cannot guarantee a room last minute.
- Members will be asked for a credit card at the hotel for incidentals, only the room is paid for.
- Those members collecting per diem are expected to provide their own money for meals.
Local 99 Executive would like to thank all participants who applied for our Spring Scholarship. Unfortunately we only received applicants from post secondary institutions and will only be awarding 1 scholarship in that field.
Crystal Gillingham is the winner of the 2022 spring scholarship valued at $999!
Although Steward elections have been over for some time, LL99 has also held an election for Vice President and Mark Meldrum has taken on this responsibility. Stewards are encouraged to reach out to Mark at firstname.lastname@example.org and ensure their information is correct. If needed feel free to download the information sheet below and forward to Mark.
Steward Information sheet