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.