VM Bargaining Update – Tentative Deal Reached with CFIA
As previously reported, the VM Group had applied for arbitration. CFIA contacted our negotiator just prior to Christmas to explore the possibility of continuing mediation. The Team accepted the offer to continue mediation and a tentative settlement with the Employer was reached on January 14, 2014, after 2 days of mediation. The details of the settlement will be available soon in a ratification package that is being prepared for members to vote on.
We are still holding arbitration dates until both parties ratify this deal. The VM bargaining team endorses this tentative agreement and recommends members vote in favour of ratification.