Thank you for the great turnout at the WPEG town hall on September 27 where we shared the results of our bargaining survey.
Your interest and participation are critical to the process of renewing our collective agreement (which expired on June 30, 2022). PIPSC filed our notice to bargain, which means our terms and conditions of employment will be maintained as we begin the process of trying to negotiate better ones.
You have made it very clear that the high increase in the cost of living is a concern that you would like to see addressed in this round of negotiations. Other issues that we will be bringing forward on your behalf to the company for improvement are:
- remote work
- hours of work
- leave provisions
- the ever growing number of contractors performing your work
Your bargaining team, along with the WTEG bargaining team, participated in a negotiations training delivered by PIPSC staff on September 28 and 29. Planning and training will continue this fall in preparation for face-to-face negotiations with the company, scheduled to start before the end of the year.
As negotiations proceed, your team is committed to post updates after each bargaining session. In addition, future all-member town halls will be held on site to provide you the opportunity for Q&A sessions. If you have any questions, concerns or issues you would like to see brought up in the negotiations, please email WPEG_questions@pipsc.ca.
Jonathan Fitzpatrick, Jason Martino, Curtis Faucher, Saju Sam
WPEG bargaining team, PIPSC