City of Edmonton Bargaining Update & Survey Results
Our committee met with the employer on Tuesday, October 17, 2023 to discuss monetary proposals. As expected, we were unable to get through all our monetary items and did not reach an agreement on the general wage increase. Given the City’s monetary mandate of 0% for 2021, 1% for 2022 and 2% for 2023, with no room to negotiate any other monetary items, it was clear that we would not be able to conclude any of our monetary proposals. As such, the parties agreed to jointly apply for mediation. Dates for mediation will be determined after a mediator is assigned to us and we will provide an update when we know more.
In September, we sent a bargaining survey to ask you two questions. Here are the results:
While these numbers are encouraging, only 40% of members with a personal email address on file participated in the survey. In order to show the employer that we are strong and united, we need to make sure that any official vote has a much higher voter turnout.
What can you do to help?
Talk to your colleagues at work and make sure they have a personal email address on file. Let them know the importance of strong participation in any official vote. Any member who has not yet created a web account on the CSU 52 website can do so on the Sign In/Sign Up page.
For more information on the next steps in bargaining, check out our Strike and Lockout FAQs. Please note that our committee’s goal has always been and remains reaching a negotiated settlement rather than a strike or lockout situation. We are providing this information so that our members can begin preparing just in case we are unable to reach a negotiated settlement.
Finally, we encourage Shop Stewards and any interested members to register for our new course: Strike Captain Training. There are two dates you can register for now - Friday, November 10 and Friday, November 24.
Your CSU 52 City Bargaining Team:
Pierre Blanchette, Tracy Foran, Jared Cutting, Joe Childs, Amanda Pickett