On January 26 and 27, CRPEG held special Zoom meetings to discuss negotiations of our collective agreement. All terms of CRPEG’s issues and CNL’s meager offer were shared with the members.


The CRPEG negotiations team was at a standstill with CNL and headed to conciliation on February 7, 8, and 9. Conciliation is still ongoing.


A strike vote was held by electronic ballot, and the vote was open from February 1 to February 3. Our members have cast the strongest ever majority vote in favour of taking workplace action, up to and including strike action, if a tentative agreement cannot be reached.


The last strike vote taken by the CRPEG membership was in December 2018. That positive strike vote and hard work done by your bargaining team with the support of the members resulted in achieving the last contract.


With strong member support, a strong strike vote and the bargaining team’s strong resolve to succeed, there is a possibility of reaching a fair and competitive contract that recognizes the membership’s professional work.


We will be in touch soon with an update on the outcome of conciliation.


In solidarity,


Jonathan Fitzpatrick

On behalf of the CRPEG Bargaining Team, PIPSC