Date: June 8, 2023
Greetings Sisters and Brothers,
In our most recent update of the 27th of March 2023, we informed you that we had tabled a last position at bargaining which the Employer did not accept. We declared an impasse and asked the Labour Relations Board to assist us in bargaining. Under the law the first step in that process is for the parties to meet with a conciliator appointed by the Executive Director of Labour Relations and Workplace Safety. We met with the conciliator and the Employer on the 6th of June and the morning of the 7th. That step was not successful. We are disappointed but not surprised. We were prepared for it and because this is only one step of the process, we are not discouraged.