Essential Services Hearings

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On Friday, June 7, your representatives finished submitting our evidence at the Essential Services Hearing. This hearing is an important step to make sure we can keep our rights as workers. Over 11 days, both sides submitted evidence through witnesses. A big THANK YOU to all of our members who took the time out of your busy schedules to appear as witnesses and help us put our best case forward. Your knowledge and experience of the workplace was obvious, impressive, and appreciated.

The next step comes on June 14 when both sides present our closing arguments. After that, we’re expecting a decision from the Tribunal to be released by the end of June. In the meantime, we’re calling the employer back to the bargaining table and have requested dates for the last week of June. As a reminder, neither the Employer nor the Union is in a legal position to initiate a lockout or a strike until the Essential Services Tribunal renders its decision.  We’ll update you as soon as we have more news.