Your bargaining team continues to work hard as we near our initial pass with the employer. A number of outstanding housekeeping issues have been addressed, and we look forward to finalizing our opening position.
We continue to review all demand-set submissions and will ensure that all voices are heard at the table, when the time comes.
We are exploring campaign opportunities and are working on improvements to our communications, both from the bargaining team and from the division, to ensure the crisis in corrections stays at the forefront of our endeavours.
All local presidents and/or highest-ranking designees have been called upon to have their respective locals join us at Queen’s Park on Thursday, October 26, 2017 at 9:30 a.m. Our division will be making its return to Queen’s Park on that date to ensure we are not forgotten and to remind the government that there is an entire division of women and men relying upon it to do the right thing when it comes to fixing the crisis in corrections.
We hope to see as many of you as possible at Queens Park next week! We understand the challenges many locals face that would prevent them from coming. Therefore, we strongly encourage you to arrange a show of solidarity in your own workplaces.
We cannot stress enough that this is the beginning of bargaining – and how important it is that you support your team. Please do what you can to attend and show the government a united group of correctional professionals.
Finally, our thoughts are with our sisters and brothers from the Brantford Jail as they deal with the recently announced closure of their institution.
Your corrections bargaining team