MAP Communications - December 6, 2021 - Bargaining Update #1

December 6, 2021 - Your Bargaining Committee consists of Louise Davis (Unit 63), Steve McWhirter (Union Representative), and Perry Pasqualetto (Chief Union Spokesperson). The current Agreement is in effect until December 20, 2021, but it is important to remember that the terms of the current Agreement are maintained while bargaining continues and until a new Collective Agreement is ratified by the membership. The Union will be serving notice to commence bargaining with MAP Communications later this month with anticipated bargaining dates early in the New Year, though we anticipate this round to be done virtually rather than in person like previous years. 

The Bargaining Committee met on November 30th and December 2nd, 2021, to prepare for this round of bargaining. A bargaining survey was launched to the membership and the Committee is proud of the 100% participation from the members! The Committee has reviewed all the feedback and has set our priorities for this round of negotiations. 

MAP Communications members can be assured that the entire Steelworker organization is here to support them throughout bargaining. President Donna Hokiro took time to meet the committee and discuss bargaining issues and concerns raised in the bargaining surveys. 

“I want to thank Louise for her dedication and commitment over the years for taking on this challenge of negotiating a stronger collective agreement for our MAP Communications members, this is her 5th round of bargaining for her co-workers and this type of stamina is to be commended!” said President Donna Hokiro. “These members work hard, and they deserve to be treated with respect and dignity for the committed service that they provide for their employer. We are committed to working hard to protect their futures and look forward to productive negotiations with MAP Communications.” 

Thank you to everyone who participated in the bargaining survey. Together, we are One Team with one goal – improving the work-life balance for our members! 

In Solidarity, 

Your Unit 63 MAP Communications Bargaining Committee 
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