Arbitration Issues So Far
We’ve been participating in the arbitration process set down by Bill C-89, the back-to-work legislation that passed last November. Although we believe the law is unconstitutional and violates our charter rights, we will abide by it while we challenge it in the courts.
That’s why you’re currently working under the terms of the expired contracts, and that’s why we are in this arbitration process.
The negotiating committee is working hard on presenting evidence to the arbitrator on the issues that were on the bargaining table, and bringing in witnesses who can explain to her the actual work process, issues and the impact on their lives.
Here’s a round-up of the issues that we’ve addressed in arbitration so far, for both bargaining units.