CFIA S&A Group Bargaining Update # 6
The S&A bargaining team last met with the bargaining team of the employer on March 6-8, 2012. Since then there has been no contact between the teams with no new proposal forthcoming from the employer. Our negotiator has been regular in contact with the negotiator from CFIA but no real progress has been made on any of the issues, such as severance loss, vacation improvement, salary increase (beyond the usual increase of 1.75, 1.5 and 2.0% for the next three years,) that we are really concern about. The next step in the process is to file for arbitration. We will discuss what issues to take to arbitration with our negotiator soon and then we will proceed with the arbitration hearing. The bargaining team understands the frustrations and concerns of our group members but we want to reassure you that we are working hard to achieve a settlement that is fair to all of us.
The S&A bargaining team.