Local 2977 Bargaining Update:

We have completed two days of negotiations with the employer on October ’18 and 20, 2016.

We began by exchanging proposals and had time to review one another’s proposals on Day 1. During Day I of negotiations we were able to secure six more dates to continue meeting for negotiations; the upcoming days include two in November, two in December, and three in January.

Negotiations thus far have involved open discussions and agreement on a few non-monetary issues. The tone of discussions has been both positive and respectful, and we have seen good cooperation from both sides thus far.

We are looking forward to preparing and continue to bargain again in November.

CUPE 2977 Bargaining Committee