Bargaining Update, April 2022
As you know, your Bargaining Teams began the current round of Collective Bargaining with the City of Whitehorse in mid-December. The parties had plans to meet again in late January and early February but unfortunately, those dates had to be rescheduled due to illness. Your Bargaining Teams met with the Employer March 14 – 17 and have upcoming bargaining sessions scheduled for April 19 – 22, and May 2 – 5.
Though there is much work left to do, the parties have been working through the respective proposal packages and have made considerable early progress. Your Bargaining Teams have tabled proposals to advance work-life balance, retirement security and working towards consolidating the two bargaining units. We hope to have more to share with you after our upcoming bargaining sessions.
If you have any questions or concerns as we move forward, please do not hesitate to reach out to one of the members of your Bargaining Teams:
Y022 – Transit: Karen Brost, Dorian Brown, and Thomas Riexinger.
Y023 – All Employees: Shauna Murphy-Rodriguez, Gary McKone, Jeremy Raymond, and Dale Cebuliak.
PSAC Regional Representative: Joshua Paddon.
December 23, 2021
Hi Everyone – as promised, we wanted to provide you with a quick update on December's initial bargaining sessions with the Employer.
As you’re likely aware, though your locals have merged for administrative purposes and are now Local Y046, the bargaining certificates are still separate and at this stage we have to approach bargaining the same way we have in the past as Y023, and Y022 – Transit.
Last week, your bargaining teams were able to meet with the Employer and exchange bargaining proposals based on the input we received from you. We believe that we have tabled fairly comprehensive packages that seek to improve your collective agreements and address a number of concerns that were brought to our attention.
Though there is still lots of work to do, we feel that last week’s sessions with the Employer were positive and are optimistic that this will continue as we move forward in the bargaining process. We are scheduled to meet with the Employer again at the end of January and early February.
In the meantime, we would also like to get your feedback on how things are going with your new Benefits provider. If you have the opportunity between now and January 10, we encourage you to provide us with some of your thoughts through the following link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/GLPHWBP
We will continue to keep you updated as things progress and please sign up for email updates if you haven’t already done so.
Have a safe and happy Holiday Season, and all the best into the New Year!
NOTICE TO BARGAIN
The PSAC served Notice to Bargain to the City of Whitehorse on July 30th, 2021. Please make sure you are subscribed for email updates to stay apprised of developments and to remain informed about the bargaining process.