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LockTalk, Issue 1: bargaining bulletin for the Correctional Bargaining Unit

LockTalk is back! This is the bargaining team’s official, weekly communiqué to the Correctional Bargaining Unit members. Look for a new LockTalk every Friday afternoon on this website.

Click here to download LockTalk, Issue 1

On October 2, your bargaining team served the employer with notice to bargain.

On the same date, your bargaining team began caucusing. Caucusing is set to continue until October 27. 

The first order of business this week was the ongoing editing of the corrections standalone collective agreement, which includes the merger of the transferred Unified members. Your bargaining team met with the employer on October 5 and exchanged draft edits of the collective agreement.

The team is now reviewing the employer’s version in preparation for negotiations. For Twitter updates, please go to #CorOnlyCA.

Next week, your bargaining team will continue editing the standalone collective agreement. We will also begin preparations for our first exchange of demands with the employer, tentatively scheduled for October 30.

Email communication

Your bargaining team will endeavour to respond as quickly as possible to all bargaining-related emails sent to correctionsbargaining2017@opseu.org. We will not respond to any bargaining‑related emails sent to our personal email addresses, nor will we respond to any bargaining‑related queries on any social media platforms. Thank you for your understanding and co-operation.

In solidarity,
Your corrections bargaining team