Dear Brothers and Sisters,
Following our last update on March 16th, Union and Company representatives met six times to further the negotiation process. We made some progress on certain issues, but several still remain in dispute.
The Company continues to insist that the Union make concessions on what we have gained and refuses to seriously consider certain of our requests. Under these circumstances it is understandable that it is not easy to move forward in the manner that we would like. Your negotiating committee always aims to reach a negotiated agreement that will meet your expectations, and we continue to work towards that goal.
We wish to remind you that the clear and unequivocal strike mandate you have granted us is still valid and that we are continuing to examine all the options at our disposal.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank you once again for your support since the beginning of these negotiations. We are very proud to experience the solidarity of all our members both within the negotiating committee and in the workplace.
We thank you for your patience and for your support and your trust in your negotiating committee. We will continue to keep you informed as the situation evolves.