New Contract
Hello members, I hope everyone is keeping well. As many of you may know or if this is the first time hearing about it, we have been without a contract since October 31st, 2021. I can assure everyone that your bargaining team has been working diligently trying to negotiate a fair contract for the coming years. Never before has negotiations looked like this. As stated many times, we have been held within the scope of Bill 124 notwithstanding the financial situation of the Niagara Parks due to the COVID issues.
Since our demands meeting on December 14th, 2021 and sitting down at the “table” we have been back and forth with the employer regarding very much needed language to strengthen job security. These last few years have been hard on all of us and on some more than others. We have listened to the members and I am now pleased to announce that your bargaining team along with our OPSEU staff representative Sabrina have come to a tentative agreement with our employer.
After having an opportunity to review the tentative agreement ahead of the meeting, you will be able to bring forward any questions to your bargaining team and vote on the tentative agreement.
The next step is to have a ratification vote on the tentative agreement. This will be a hybrid meeting, via Zoom and in person. Please note that you may only vote once. There will be two session that you can attend 10am-12pm and 5pm-7pm on Monday May 9th, 2022. Options are via Zoom or at the Chippawa Lions Club located at 3970 Welland Street Niagara Falls, ON L2E 6V8. At the meeting we will give a presentation on the newly proposed changes and then the voting will take place in person and on Zoom if you choose that option. I hope to see and hear from as many of you as possible. The 10am Zoom Meeting ID is 840 9748 3736 and the 5pm Meeting ID is 841 6803 4289.
Thank you all, Tom Churney Acting President OPSEU Local 217
New Contract
Chief Steward:Michael Goforth
Department:Building Systems Technician
Home:905 650 1099
Acting President:Tom Churney
Department:Truck Driver Labourer
Cell:905 321 5677
Secretary:Rick Gelineau
Department:Butterfly Conservatory
Cell:905 246 0041
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