CFIA S&A Group Bargaining - Update no. 11
As per our Bargaining Update no 10, Suzelle Brosseau, our PIPSC Negotiator has applied for arbitration on August 7th, 2013 in order to settle the collective agreement.
Following our application, the employer had, according to legislation, a specified number of days to provide their outstanding issues; PIPSC then had a limited time to reply. This process has been completed.
Both parties have chosen their nominee on the Arbitration Board (composed of 3 persons). Our nominee is Larry Robbins; CFIA nominee is Jock Climie. The Chair person has also been chosen: M. Ian Mackenzie.
We are now trying to nail down arbitration dates. As soon as the dates are firmed up, we will issue another bargaining update. The arbitration will likely not happen before the beginning of the New Year.
Your Bargaining Team.