A few days ago, members of the UCCO-SACC-CSN National bargaining committee met the Treasury Board negotiator and his team at the Negotiations table.
Both the union and the employer formally exchanged our negotiation packages and made initial arguments for each of our demands. We informed the employer that our negotiations were a priority and we were willing to meet over the summer months however the employer cited their team would have conflicts due to holidays.
The Bargaining team did secure future dates and will meet with the employer from Sept 24th-26th and again in October for two days on the 29th and 30th.
We also signalled to the CSC representatives that we were ready to begin our Global Agreement discussions and proposed some dates to which the employer will get back to us.