S&A Group-Bargaining update # 15:
The members of the S&A group voted in favour of a tentative agreement with the employer on February 12, 2014. The next stage in the process of settling the current round of negotiations involved the ratification of this agreement by the employer. True to form, it has been over TEN weeks and so far there has been no news from the employer whether this was done or when it will be signed off. The members of the S&A Group have been without a contract for over THIRTY months but this does not seem to matter to the employer. The executives of the group share your frustration with this situation and as we get ready for the next round of bargaining, we will remember these delays. We will keep you informed on any development regarding the signing of the agreement and subsequent actions. PATIENCE.