Well it’s another day and another attempt by the employer to bargaining directly with OPSSU members. It sure would be nice if they spent this time at the bargaining table, rather than writing to our members to tell them how badly OPSSU is behaving, and how dirty and underhanded your bargaining team is.
Mr. Evetts in his letter dated August 16th stated, “Negotiations have not resumed.”, but today he states, “in our most recent proposal, we moved on…” Which is it? Have there or have there not been negotiations between the parties?
Your Bargaining Team has requested that the employer recommence bargaining tomorrow. We hope that the employer was true to their word when they indicated they wanted to settle this. We will find out soon enough.
In the meantime, the Bargaining Team has set a strike deadline of 12:01 a.m. on Thursday, August 25, 2016. In the unfortunate event that the employer is unwilling to negotiate a tentative agreement that we can present and recommend to the membership, please be prepared to be on the picket line Thursday morning at 7:00 a.m. You will be contacted by your Unit Contact to confirm strike action.