We have finally reached a Unanimously Recommended Agreement with the help of the Conciliation Officer Dale Leckie, we have met in Conciliation 3 different dates and your Committee worked tirelessly to address all your issues and we believe that we accomplished that.
Your Committee will be handing out the hard copies of the " terms of settlement "( electronic copy below) which we urge you to accept, we believe it is a fair deal and even though it is not everything we wanted it is a good deal in comparison to the negotiated settlements in Ontario so far this year.
The Provincial settlements are about 2% in 2021 and this offer with benefits in year One is around 3% in year Two 2.26% and year Three 2.5%.
We are therefore informing you that we believe there is no more room to negotiate, if this offer is turned down then we have been instructed to file a "No Board Report" with the Ministry of Labour. From the date that is filed, the Labour Relations Act will give us after 17 days to either go on Strike or the Company can Lock us Out.
We urge you to consider the impact of filing a No Board Report. The Company may have to contact their customers which could mean loss of business.
We urge you to support your Committee’s Recommendation and accept this offer. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me at (519) 429-9039. Saul Marques Service Representative USW Local 1-500
UNANIMOUSLY RECCOMENDED CONTRACT OFFER - MAY 18,2021