EPCOR Information Meeting Sessions

Your Negotiations Committee has attended two mediated sessions (March 20 and 23, 2015) with EPCOR. We have another meeting scheduled for April 9, 2015 and remain committed to negotiating a Memorandum of Agreement to bring back for a membership ratification vote.

It is a common practice for the Employer to start contingency planning for a work stoppage after entering into mediation. If mediation fails and the mediator writes out (leaves the mediation on their own volition or at the request of either party) a 14-day cooling off period starts after which the Union can take a strike vote or the Employer can lock out. CSU 52 has not threatened strike at any time during this negotiation. We would ask everyone not to engage in rumour/fear mongering. Management should not be discussing the negotiation or asking your opinion and if you have any questions or concerns please refer them to the Union. We would ask you to keep calm, continue working hard and smart and know that before any decisions are made we will consult with you.

Please attend one of the following Information Sessions on April 1st or 2nd:

Wednesday, April 1st @ The Sutton Place Hotel (10235 – 101 Street), Winterlake Room

Afternoon Sessions (start times)
11:40 a.m. / 12:10 p.m. / 12:40 p.m. / 1:10 p.m. / 1:40 p.m. / 4:10 p.m.

Evening Session
4:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Sandwiches, snacks and beverages will be provided. There is no difference in presentation between the afternoon and evening sessions.

Thursday, April 2nd @ Rossdale Community Hall (10135 – 96 Avenue)

4:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Snacks and beverages will be provided.

Members of your Negotiations Committee will be present to update you as to where we are at and what the next steps in negotiations are.

Thank you,

Joe Childs, CSU 52 Chief Spokesperson
Amber Andersen, CSU 52 Business Agent
Teresa Doblanko, Bargaining Unit Representative
Michael LeBlanc, Negotiations Committee Member
James Franks, Negotiations Committee Member
Cathy Williams, Negotiations Committee Member

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