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Updates

Effective Aug 17th Joanna Schultz is no longer the BC Regional Coordinator, she is leaving to take on new challenges as a small business person. Garry Fraser will be the Acting Regional Coordinator until Sept 30th or such time as a competition is held.

Last weekend members who work at Purolator Inc. from local UPCE 20095 educated themselves on their union, the collective bargaining process, discussed work place issues, and elected their bargaining team. 

Your bargaining team members are Joanne Hay, Karen Hirst, Amanda Dawe, and Sandra Jewitt as an alternate.

Background

The FB bargaining team returned to the bargaining table in June 2012. No progress was made as CBSA/Treasury Board continued to insist on concessions and rejected our call for parity with other federal enforcement workers under the Ministry of Public Safety.

As per federal law, the FB bargaining team subsequently contacted the Public Service Labour Relations Board this spring when negotiations reached impasse

Steady progress is being made to put the outstanding issues at the TC bargaining table before a Public Interest Commission.

PSAC and Treasury Board have agreed on a chairperson for the PIC, and have both named their sidespersons. All of these individuals have now been formally appointed by the Public Service Labour Relations Board, and have been tasked with identifying mutually agreeable dates to meet.

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