Collective Bargaining Update
In mid-February, SEIU Healthcare filed a complaint with the Ontario Labour Relations Board (OLRB) against CarePartners for “surface bargaining” (not bargaining fairly) a violation of the act resulting in our unfair labour practice complaint.
On April 1, 2019, we had our first meeting at the Ontario Labour Relations Board, and we are happy to report that we were successful in bringing CarePartners back to the table to bargain with conciliation. Conciliation is a process by which a trade union or an employer can ask the Ontario Ministry of Labour for help in resolving their differences so that they can reach a collective agreement. We believe the appointed conciliation officer will assist the teams in bargaining a fair collective agreement.
Your Bargaining Committee along with the Employer’s Team and the Ministry of Labour appointed Conciliations Officer have scheduled the following dates to return to the bargaining table:
Tuesday June 26th, 2019, Wednesday June 27th, 2019 and Thursday June 28th, 2019.
Bargaining updates will continue to be posted on the www.stuckinthepast.ca website and emailed to the members. As always, please encourage anyone not getting the email updates to call the Member Resource Centre at 1-877-672-7348 to update their contact information.