Shaw Abbotsford Bargaining Update #3 - March 6, 2020

March 6, 2020 - Your Bargaining Team would like to thank the membership for their participation in the Bargaining Survey.

The Committee was able to meet March 3, 4 and 5, 2020 to review your vision of what is important to you. Your feedback has been essential in developing our opening proposals. Throughout this process we will be taking your voice to the employer. Your Bargaining Team will present proposals that represent a desire to secure a fair and respectful Collective Agreement.

Our focus has been, and will always be, on protecting our membership and their families. We are keenly aware that Shaw will always be looking out for what they believe is in their best interest, not yours. This was all too evident in the last round of bargaining with Vancouver and Surrey in 2018. Shaw’s antics, messaging and attempted scare tactics rallied our members to stand together and present Shaw with a 98% Strike Vote.

Due directly to the solidarity that was demonstrated by the membership in 2018, we were able to secure an agreement that provided additional jurisdiction and annual wage increases. We are looking forward to a renewed agreement with Abbotsford that will also balance wages and job security for you.

Shaw continues to be an extremely profitable company in spite of the competitive environment, and that is in large part, because of the work you do. We will continue to provide fair and honest updates throughout the bargaining process.

In Solidarity,

Your Bargaining Team
Keller Reeves
Rob Wall
James Large
Steve McWhirter  Local Union Representative
Jayson Little  Staff Representative
Donna Hokiro – Acting 1944 National President


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