Information meeting at 10am - Maritime Labour Centre Auditorium
Bargaining Committee is recommending acceptance!
Results of the vote should be available Sunday between 7:00 and 8:00pm.
The tweaking of the mediator's original offer dealt with inconsistencies between the CUPE 15 contract and the 1004 contract. The 2010 Partnership agreement for each union had different dispute resolution mechanisms. 1004 still had a 6 month process in place while 15's was only 30 days.
1004 positions are subject to overtime (winter road salt and sanding, clearing drains of leaves in fall, paving, sewage connects etc.) yet no formalized system existed to deal with overtime. It had been ad hoc.
Compressed work weeks do get people upset, however, in sanitation, horticulture and golf course maintenance the longer days actually result more tasks being accomplished in a work week.
All in all a good deal for 1004.
Last Updated: Saturday, October 13, 2007 | 1:17 AM ET