The Union met with Treasury Board representatives in Ottawa on October 29, 2019, as well as with CSC on the 22. Here’s what happened.
The Union met for the first time with the new negotiator appointed to our bargaining process. Once again, we explained all of our demands, highlighting our three main ones; improvements to pension, annual leave and salary, as prioritized and adopted by our members.
As the new Liberal cabinet has not been selected, we are still under the Caretaker convention, and that is why the Treasury Board does not yet have a mandate.
The Union has been ready for a long time, and it is time that the real conversations begin.
On a positive note, we have been able to secure further dates for our negotiations. We will be meeting on January 28, 29 and 30, March 10, 11 and 12, April 7 and 8, May 12, 13 and 14 as well as June 16, 17 and 18.
On October 22, the Union also met with CSC, which presented their demands for our Global Agreement. The Union will take time to analyze these demands, but at first glance, the employer is showing disrespect for the membership and Executive of UCCO-SACC-CSN. We will not stand to be disrespected or allow the employer to ignore the needs of Correctional Officers.
CSC consistently demands respect of correctional officers, but refuse to respect us. We will fight.