Shaw Negotiations Update 18 - Conclusion of the Cooling-Off Period

October 23, 2023

 Brothers and Sisters,

 Today marks the end of the 21-day cooling-off period.

 At any moment now, a 72-hour strike or lockout notice could be issued by either party.

 Unit 60 members will recall that in 2018, as you sorted through giant company-issued Ziploc bags full of tools at our respective reporting stations, a tentative agreement was reached as the clock ran out on the conciliation process.

 While this round of bargaining does share a lot of similarities with 2018 as far as timelines go, our positions today are significantly further apart and have much deeper implications to the way our future relationship with the Employer will play out.

 As your Bargaining Committee is working tirelessly on achieving a positive result, we find immense strength in the knowledge that fellow Unit 60 members will not rest until we earn the contract we deserve.

 Your support will become increasingly more valuable as every second ticks by.

 Stay vigilant. Hold the line.

 In solidarity, 

 Jayson, Steve, Andy, Wallace, Stacey, Curtis, and Corey.