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LockTalk 20: Arbitration approaches

November 3, 2023, was the date Arbitrator Kaplan directed the Parties to exchange reply briefs. We are able to confirm that we exchanged briefs with the Employer as directed.

Although we are not able to share the full briefs at this time, due to the constraints of the arbitration process, we remain committed to sharing full copies of the briefs after the process has concluded.

The next step in the process is the arbitration hearing which is scheduled for November 25 and 26, 2023 in Toronto.

In the near future, “Respect” swag items will be received by your local leaders for distribution for usage the week of November 20th.

Thank you for your continued support in our workplaces as we navigate through the final steps of this bargaining cycle.

In solidarity,

Janet Laverty, Bargaining Team Chair
Adam Cygler, Bargaining Team Vice-Chair