Bargaining resumed on March 26th in Kelowna, with the employer providing a counter proposal to the monetary package we tabled in February. Your Bargaining Committee was expecting and hopeful to see some major lifts to the minimal wage increases the employer had offered earlier, as well as some improvements on other significant non-monetary issues.
"We were disappointed with the package they offered us" stated Jan Brewer, Bargaining Committee Chairperson, "It's not a deal we can accept."
Discussions continued for most of the day and into March 27th, at which time the employer requested additional time to consider the Union's demands. The employer indicated they have not made their final monetary offer and so the Union agreed to meet with the employer again on April 10th.
Your Bargaining Committee remains strong and focused on getting a fair and reasonable deal. We want to thank all the members for your strong support. We will advise you of our progress following the meetings in April.
Jan Brewer, Bargaining Committee Chair
Darrell Strom, Bargaining Committee Member
Marcel Ouellet, Bargaining Committee Member
Nora Wallach, Bargaining Committee Member
Linsay Buss, Staff Representative, Negotiations
Download PRT Bargaining Continues 18March29.pdf
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