Saskatoon Co-operative Association
Expiry: November 19, 2016
Bargaining Rep: Lucy Figueiredo, Adam North
Bargaining Committee: Ivy Giesbrecht, Amanda Lepage, Shannon Orischuk, Darryl Orischuk, Colin Lawes, Dave Miller, Angela Mongovius, Leigh McCormick, Roger Haatvedt and Brenda Kachur.
Bargaining Dates: Feb 24, 2017, May 24, 25, June 5, 7, July 4, August 23, 24 and Sept. 19 and 21st.
Bargaining surveys have been sent to the members. A meeting was held to vote on joining the National Defense Fund through UFCW Canada, members voted in favour, giving them extra monetary protection in case of a strike.
The table committee will be meeting with the Employer on August 23 and 24. So far we have had eight days of bargaining with the employer and are still in the process of resolving some outstanding issues in the language portion of our presentations. The employer still has a number of outstanding proposed changes to the language of your collective agreement that the bargaining committee feels that they cannot agree with as they have been presented and although we have spent a lot of time negotiating back and forth with the employer, those changes are still on the table. The committee will be seeking the assistance of a government appointed conciliator if there is no progress in the exchange with the employer.
NDF informational and vote meetings were held on May 17 & 19, 2016. The results were the members voted for a $2/wk payment into the NDF fund for extra monetary protection in the event of a labour dispute.