The parties have had frank discussions since the release of last week’s LockTalk. We believe the employer has heard our message to buckle down and get the bargaining process moving. There has been movement at the table, and a few issues have been resolved.
The employer has agreed to continue efforts to make progress. If progress does not continue, we will be calling on the membership.
MPPs talk corrections
So far, over 2,000 signatures have been added to the petition to the Ontario legislature. Various MPPs will continue to read the petition on different days to repeat our important message.
This week, MPP Rick Nicholls, corrections critic for the PC Party, directed numerous questions on the crisis in corrections to Minister Lalonde.
Corrections takes its message to Queen’s Park
Next Tuesday’s lobby day and news conference at Queen’s Park is shaping up very well, thanks to the continued good work of our mobilizers. To date, over 25 MPPs have agreed to meet directly with members, and more MPPs are being added to the list daily.
This event has already caught the attention of the employer and has been talked about at the bargaining table.
Solidarity is the key to success
Your bargaining team greatly appreciates the corrections division’s commitment to professionalism during this historic first corrections standalone collective agreement. Although the process has been challenging without the ability to strike, forward momentum continues.
Your team has many tactical options available if the current process stalls. Meanwhile, we continue to make the most gains possible before going to arbitration, if required.
Your Correctional bargaining team