July 27 Bargaining Update
The company has responded to your Committee’s counter offer, it was accepted. Please see the memorandum file below.
Your Bargaining Committee is recommending this offer.
Questions? Clarity? Contact your Regional Committee Representative or Business Representative
The voting schedule will be posted shortly, and absentee ballots will be available for those unable to vote in person.
Your Bargaining Committee
Memorandum of Agreement (final) July27 PDF
Your Bargaining Committee has been to the table over a dozen times since bargaining began in April, here is a brief description.
We have been able to gain some small improvements in benefits and allowances and achieved an improvement to travel time. We have been able to retain the language regarding seniority over skill and ability.
The company has been telling the employees, through their town hall meetings/all employee calls, that this year has been better than forecasts. The parts and service revenue numbers for all regions are in the black and are expected to continue in that direction. Some areas are experiencing difficulty in recruiting new employees and retaining current employees. Overtime is the norm, some employees are told to work as much overtime as they want.
We have concluded the majority of the language terms and we’re working to get to a monetary package that will satisfy all members. This is a difficult stage with the company wanting to contain costs and the committee trying to make amends for previous years of no increase and low percentages. Your bargaining committee feels that with the current economic conditions, this year is our best opportunity to recover for those lean years.
It was brought to the committee this morning that the company has leaked their wage proposal to the membership. This has been expressed as their best offer. The tradition of dealing with the issues at the bargaining table until we have a package that can be taken to the members has been lost. Your committee feels that this information has again weakened the fragile trust between the members and employer. Your committee will be discussing this turn of the events with the company.
Details will be shared shortly.
Your bargaining committee
The bargaining committees met for 2 days last week and dealt with most of the remaining non-monetary proposals.
The outstanding language issues are regarding skill and ability for posting opportunities and layoff, students, and classification definitions.
Monetary issue discussions will be continued, our next round of meetings in 2 weeks.
Your Bargaining Committee continues to remind the company that job security is paramount to the members and is not negotiable.
Attention Bargaining Unit Employees
The Union and the Company Bargaining Committees met 3 days last week, Monday thru Wednesday.
The discussions included were regarding breaks, stat pay, accommodations, OT bank, meal and tool allowances, classifications, probation periods, postings, vacation, sick leave, recall, apprentices, and the ThinkBIG program.
A number of Letters of Understanding that were no longer applicable were not renewed. Other letters were amended to reflect their current practices. Monetary items have not been discussed to date,
Your Bargaining Committee has made it clear to the company that the employees #1 concern is job security. Secondly that there is no appetite to go backwards this set of negotiations.
Next bargaining dates are May 29, 30 and 31 then the week of June 26. Any questions? Contact your Regional Bargaining Committee Representative.
Local 692 welcomes new members in Port Coquitlam and Delta!
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Attention Bargaining Unit Employees
The Union and the Company Bargaining Committee met Tuesday and Wednesday this week to get a further understanding of their respective proposals. The Company provided clarity on a number of their proposal positions including temporary transfer language, bank time provisions, benefits information, recall, classifications, and apprentices. The Company asked for clarity on Union proposals regarding shift selection and notification, overtime distribution and travel time.
The Union provided the Company with clarity on some of your proposals, hours of work, call time, statutory holiday pay, leave of absence, call in, bereavement, PPE/First Aid and seniority recall/retention.
We were able to agree on language changes that reflected current practice and to clean up some redundant language and typos.
Next bargaining dates are May 1, 2, 3 and 29, 30 and 31
Please see the attached files for both the Finning and Union proposals
Union Proposals – tabled Apr 6, 2017
Local Lodge 1857 (within District 250) gets 25 new members through organizing Destination Chrysler. Read more here
On Saturday, January 30 the delegates from District 250 came together for the first Delegates meeting of the year. A few very special guests were present at that meeting; International President, Robert Martinez, GVP Ricky Wallace, and Canadian GVP Dave Ritchie. Ritchie discussed his upcoming retirement on April 30 and announced his successor, 692′s own, Brother Stan Pickthall.
Left to right; Canadian GVP Dave Ritchie, IP Robert Martinez, and newly appointed GVP Stan Pickthall
Pickthall started as a 692 member working for Finning in 1984. He became a Business Rep for District 250 in 1994 and elected Directing Business Rep in 2005. In 2013 he was appointed Chief of Staff. On May 1, 2016 he will take over the role as Canadian General Vice President.
Officers and Members of Local 692 wish GVP Dave Ritchie all the best in his retirement and Brother Stan Pickthall congratulations and all the best in his new upcoming role.
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