Ministry of Labour’s ‘no board’ report arrived this morning with a strike deadline set for March 3. This means that Unit 1 of our local would be in a legal position to strike one minute after midnight on March 3 (on the night from March 2 to March 3). This does not mean that the union will call a strike but it indicates that a permission is granted to withdraw our labour from that time on until a mutually agreeable collective agreement is reached.
In the 17-day period leading to the strike deadline the two parties still can negotiate. There will be a mediation before March 3.
About the major issues on the table read here.
We need to build a strong union especially in exceptional times like this. For a successful resolution please consider joining one of these committees:
Strike Preparation Committee
Strike Benefits Committee