The Company, WTEG, and WPEG met in Winnipeg from October 23-25, 2017. Together the three teams have begun interest based negotiations. The interest-based process is a collaborative approach where issues are presented, interests and options discussed and evaluated to form articles in the collective agreements. In order to assist with the negotiation process, all parties have agreed to use facilitation services offered by the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Services. WPEG and WTEG are jointly negotiating with the Company during the bargaining process.
The next session is planned for November 1st. Additional sessions have been planned for 2017 and 2018. The three parties have jointly developed an opening statement to clearly state our intentions for what we plan to achieve.
CNL, WTEG & WPEG Bargaining OPENING STATEMENT
The Company, WPEG, and WTEG recognize that our relationship is facing challenges. We hereby make a good faith commitment to each other to continuously improve our communication and grow our relationship.
We will negotiate the collective agreements using the Interest-based process.
Through collaboration, we will successfully achieve the safe closure of the Whiteshell Laboratories site in a professional and positive manner.
We have an overriding commitment to our people, our challenges, and preparing all of us for our transition into the future, during and after the life of the Project.