VM Bargaining Update December 13, 2012
VM Bargaining Team in Mediation with CFIA Dec 10- 13
As you know earlier this year the VM Bargaining Team and CFIA reached an impasse in negotiations for a new collective agreement. Towards the end of the summer the employer applied for Mediation to move forward that impasse. The Bargaining Team agreed to mediation and dates were scheduled for December 10 -13, 2012.
Over the last 3 days your bargaining team and the employer’s bargaining team worked to resolve the impasse reached earlier this year. We discussed the big issues, including pay increases, severance, and the vacation cap, as well as others. Progress is being made, mediation has been adjourned until February.