Bargaining Update #10
Posted 2017-Jul-10

Just a Bit of Clarification….

On Monday July 10, 2017 you were sent an email from Ryan Gallant inviting you to update meetings this Wednesday July 12th and Thursday July 13th. The email has caused some confusion. Some of our members are under the impression that the updates are being provided by your Union Bargaining Committee.

Let us be perfectly clear -- the sessions are being held by the “Freedom Bargaining committee” not the Union’s Bargaining Committee. The “Freedom Bargaining committee” is made up of management people representing Freedom Mobile and its interests, not your interests as union members.

Updates that we have provided and will continue to provide via email come from the USW and when handed out at work always have the United Steelworkers logo, attached, so that you can feel confident that the information is coming from your Union. Also, when we schedule any general membership meetings we will give you more than one or two days’ notice.

When the parties recently met in the last week of June a number of issues were resolved but there are still a number of important matters that remain outstanding. We will be meeting again in the last week of July when, through the assistance of the Conciliation Officer and your continued support, we hope to resolve any outstanding items and arrive at a tentative agreement.

In solidarity,

Bryan Adamczyk (USW Staff Rep), Jenn Bucholtz, John Hockley (USW National Local Union 1944 Reps),  Jasen Gannon, Christian Poisson, Tanya Travis Dunn (elected committee members)