On Saturday, March 28, 2015 our Local held a Strike Vote regarding Bargaining. The question of whether or not members were in favour of job action, up and to including strike action, at both the Local bargaining table and the Central Table bargaining was discussed and voted on.
For the over 200 people present, the results were a resounding YES. We stand behind our Bargaining teams – both Locally and Provincially.
The Provincial CUPE team and the Trustees Association Provincial team have met several times. Because they have not yet been able to come to agreement on what items are to be bargained at the Central table, and following the terms of the School Board Collective Bargaining Act (Bill 122), the matter has now been referred to the Ontario Labour Relations Board for determination of the Central Table items. Following that determination, Local bargaining is to commence.
If you have further questions, feel free to contact the office, through a non-board email to firstname.lastname@example.org or from a personal phone to the office line 510-679-4186 or my cell 519-860-4186.
Thank you to those who came to the meeting and to those who have contacted me for info. When info becomes available, we will be posting here or to your personal email. If you have not provided the office with your personal email, please use the contact form found on this website to do this.
All 110 Ontario school board Locals are in the process of taking Strike Votes. The results have been an overwhelming “YES”. As our provincial bargaining team says “Negotiate to Settle, Prepare to Strike.”
TOGETHER WE ARE STRONGER!!!!
****** PROVINCIAL UPDATE – RESULTS FHAVE BEEN TALLIED FROM ALL OF THE STRIKE VOTES TAKING PLACE ACROSS ONTARIO…. THE RESULT IS A 93% MANDATE TO TAKE JOB ACTION UP TO AND INCLUDING A STRIKE IF NECESSARY AT BOTH THE CENTRAL AND PROVINCIAL BARGAINING TAABLES. A CLEAR MESSAGE – WE ARE COMMITTED TO FIGHTING CONCESSIONS, TO ACHIEVING A JUST SETTLEMENT AT THE BARGAINING TABLES… ******
Moira Bell, President, Local 4186, Canadian Union of Public Employees.