Update on Collective Bargaining
Tuesday, November 14, 2023
As previously reported, the Negotiations Committee decided to delay the delivery of our notice to bargain while we engaged in confidential and without prejudice discussions with the Employer to resolve market adjustment and pay issues in lieu of completing the joint pay studies.
We previously reported that those market adjustment discussions would likely continue into September. In fact, as progress continued to be made on economic issues, we extended those discussions into October and November.
We anticipate that the market adjustment discussions will be concluded in short order. This will allow us to deliver our notice to bargain and transition to the remaining aspects of collective bargaining. We are conferring with Treasury Board on meeting dates for collective bargaining to resolve remaining issues. Ideally, we hope to have a tentative agreement for the ratification of the membership prior to the end of the first quarter of 2024.
We recognize that there may be frustrations on account of not having additional information about how and what we have been bargaining so far. As is often the case in confidential discussions of this nature, however, we are constrained with what information we can share with you at this time due to a communications embargo on both sides of the table.
Please allow us to acknowledge and express gratitude for your understanding of the current limits on our information-sharing. We thank you, again, for your patience as we diligently defend your rights and interests through these negotiations. Please stay tuned as we will continue to provide you with additional updates just as soon as possible.