10/19/2011 As most members will know by now, your bargaining committee and AstenJohnson representatives to bargaining, have recognized that we are best served at this point in the process by accessing the services of a Provincially appointed Conciliation officer. As posted in the workplace, such application has been made by the union and an appointment is expected any day.
It is important to remember that we are still bargaining and that this step is made in the anticipation that it will be instrumental in moving the parties past some difficult issues.
As soon as a conciliator is appointed, we will post additional dates agreed upon to continue the process.
The committee wishes to keep you informed of developments best they are able and appreciate your continued support which is instrumental to our success.
we would also like to thank the membership for the strong turnout at October's general meeting and the comments of support received.
Remember, 'Together we Stand, Divided we Beg'
Your 2011 Bargaining Committee