Common table bargaining to start in late summer
Normally we would have bargained into the summer, however, we were not able to book dates for common table bargaining that worked for all unions, SAHO, and employers until late August.
Although your CUPE bargaining committee was ready to proceed with common table negotiations at the end of May, one of our coalition partners did not complete their bargaining until recently.
As we noted in the previous bargaining bulletin, it is important that we continue to support our coalition partners – SEIU-West and SGEU. Now that individual talks have concluded at each respective table, we are ready to bargain collectively as a coalition of unions.
We have now booked bargaining dates in Saskatoon from August 26th to August 30th. We also have additional dates set from September 9th to 15th and September 23rd to 26th.
Together, in solidarity, we are stronger.
Your CUPE Bargaining Committee