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Bargaining

July 25, 2017 - 10:23am •
Following the failure to negotiate in good faith with workers, the employer is now negotiating in the media, rather than at the bargaining table. 
July 24, 2017 - 4:57pm •
To:     All Winnipeg Local Presidents, NVP’s, RVP’s, Prairie Region Council Re:    Regional Hardship Committee Please consider this as the official input call for members to sit on the above noted committee.  This Committee will be comprised of three representatives.  If you or a member of your Local are interested in being a part of this Committee please send your name, Local and contact number to my office by July 31, 2017.
July 24, 2017 - 4:51pm •
 The members of PSAC/UCTE Local 50600 hit the picket line this morning at the Winnipeg Airport. After seven days of intense mediation, Winnipeg Airports Authority (WAA) walked away from the table about 5:30 p.m. on Sunday, July 23. We remained available to the mediator until 3:00 a.m. and when no further communication was made by the employer, our members hit the picket line at 3:00 a.m. sharp. The main priority issue is the WAA’s use of contractors that are doing the work of bargaining unit members. We have filed grievances that are in the system and we have identified several cases where our members can do it more cost effectively. This has been all for naught and WAA refused to ensure the job security of our members.
July 21, 2017 - 12:51pm •
A strike could occur at the Winnipeg Airport as early as Monday, if the union is unable to reach a tentative agreement with the employer. The Public Service Alliance of Canada served the required 72-hour notice late last night.
July 18, 2017 - 10:17am •
Unionized workers employed by the Winnipeg Airports Authority (WAA) sent a clear message to their employer last night, voting strongly in favour of taking strike action later this week should mediation talks break down. Several meetings were held Monday evening to allow union members to vote to take strike action as early as 12:01 a.m., Saturday, July 22, if an agreement can’t be reached. That deadline can be extended, as needed, if talks remain productive.
July 14, 2017 - 10:00am •
Unionized workers employed by the Winnipeg Airports Authority (WAA) will hold a demonstration at noon today outside the airport departures level to protest contracting out and to demonstrate support for the bargaining team as they head into mediation.
July 13, 2017 - 10:29am •
PSAC members of UCTE (Union of Canadian Transportation Employees, a component of PSAC) Local 50600 at the Winnipeg Airport Authority have been without a contract since June 30, 2016. Negotiations have been ongoing since the collective agreement expired and in June of this year we requested the assistance of a mediator. To date, the employer has refused to take contracting-out off the table. While there are other issues, such as money, not yet resolved, this local has a solid “no contracting out” clause that WAA wants to remove.
June 6, 2017 - 12:00am •
Robyn Benson, National President of PSAC, has written to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, asking him to address the delay on the government’s part in signing four collective agreements. These agreements cover the working conditions of over 85,000 PSAC members who work in the federal public services.
May 1, 2017 - 12:00am •
Following the recent ratification of new agreements by the PA, SV, TC and EB Treasury Board groups, the following steps will be taken: Signing of new collective agreements; Retro pay and implementation of wage and special monetary increases; Implementation of collective agreement provisions.
January 27, 2017 - 12:00am •
PSAC’s Directly Chartered Local members working at the University of Winnipeg have reason to celebrate. After 18 months of bargaining, the Manitoba Labour Board issued a decision on a one-year collective agreement, which includes major wins for the union and its members. This is the first ever collective agreement for student workers in the academic capacity on campus, including markers, teaching assistants, lab demonstrators, and tutors.

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