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LockTalk 7: Setting the stage for bargaining

Your bargaining team met with the employer on Wednesday to discuss process and work on finalizing our stand-alone collective agreement.

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We are making progress in this regard, and we expect to delve into issues bargaining shortly, once these matters have been wrapped up.

We are closely following bargaining trends and arbitration awards across the country. That includes keeping an eye on our federal counterparts, who entered into a tentative collective agreement late Thursday night.

Each team member has been working hard on representing every worker in every classification. Our commitment to the division remains strong: we are determined to deliver the results we deserve.

With that in mind, we have established a number of subcommittees within the team as we expand our roles to ensure no stone is left unturned. Rest assured that we have a thorough understanding of each unique need from the many categories that make up the corrections division.

We have also scheduled a teleconference for the bargaining team and local presidents and/or highest‑ranking designees for Thursday, November 23 at 7 p.m. to provide an update on bargaining. We will send out teleconference codes and particulars early next week.

We are answering your questions as quickly as possible. Please continue forwarding your questions to CorrectionsBargaining2017@opseu.org.

Also, please be sure to view and share our media release.

Your bargaining team wishes to express a special thank-you to all the locals that participated in raising awareness of our bargaining kickoff day, which included information pickets, barbeques, and office lunches. Your support was noticed and certainly appreciated! Keep an eye out as we expand our campaign.

In closing, we would like to extend our unwavering support to the faculty staff and faculty bargaining team.

Together, we are stronger.

In constant solidarity,
Your Corrections bargaining team