Bargaining Update #8

Dear Members,

Your Bargaining Committee met with the Employer for our eighth round of Collective Bargaining in Calgary from September 18 - 21.

On the agenda were the following topics:

  • Reserve

  • Deadheading

Bargaining for these three days consisted of two previously tabled Articles: Reserve and Deadheading. Both sides brought forward multiple proposals and counter-proposals.

Progress was made on several aspects of both the Reserve and Deadheading Articles; however, there remain select clauses within each which require more work from both parties.

Some progress was also made on another previously parked Article. The Union presented a counter-proposal of the Layoff & Recall Article to the Employer. The Employer received this proposal with explanation and took it away for further consideration. We hope to discuss this Article further this week.

All three Articles will continue to be dealt with in round 9 of Bargaining, which will take place from September 25 - 27 in Calgary.

If you have any questions about the Collective Bargaining process, please engage your Mobilizing Team at:

In Solidarity,
Your CUPE 4070 Bargaining Committee