CapilanoU – 72 Hour Strike Notice Issued
May 12, 2023
To: All MoveUP members at the CAPU
As you are aware from our last bulletin, the union, in good faith, participated in mediation at the employer’s request to try and resolve bargaining without job action.
We wish we were e-mailing you today to inform you that we have reached an agreement, but unfortunately, we haven’t despite our best efforts. Despite participating in this process in good faith, the employer tabled the same proposals we’ve rejected four times already, declined every attempt at amendments that would move the parties closer to middle ground, and continues to remain entrenched on not adding any language to the collective agreement that would require them to administer work-from-home requests in a reasonable manner. While the parties made some progress on some issues, ultimately we felt that the employer was not taking the process seriously or making every effort to get to an agreement.
We have, unfortunately, had to ask the mediator to report out of the mediation process. “Reporting out” effectively ends the mediation process with the parties being unable to reach an agreement through mediation, and begins a 48 hour freeze period where neither party can engage in job action.
We have also issued our 72 hour strike action notice to the employer. What this means is that 72 hours from the time the Labour Relations Board received the notice, we will be in a position to commence legal job action. No job action can commence before Monday at 1:25 p.m.
Rest assured we will be taking things slow as we have discussed. Beginning Monday, May 15th, we are issuing an overtime ban. Any work outside of scheduled hours is prohibited from Monday 1:25 p.m. onwards. Future actions will be communicated directly to you with as much notice as possible.
More information to follow soon. Please update your e-mail addresses to your personal accounts.
Your Bargaining Committee:
Darin Feist, Executive Councillor
Eric Roberts, Executive Councillor
Suzanne Perreault, Executive Councillor
Nathan Beausoleil, Union Representative
Christy Slusarenko, Vice-President of Combined Units