In order to move negotiations forward, the parties continued discussions that had begun on July 3 regarding the counting of hours worked. The parties discussed what, in their respective views, constitutes the fixed portion vs. the variable portion of hours worked by floor fellows. The parties expressed their views and concerns with respect to the inclusion of activities in each of these categories. The Union expressed concern about a decrease in training hours and hours dedicated to community development. As well, the employer reiterated its support for appropriate training for floor fellows. Additional conciliation meetings are planned for September 28 and November 2 and 6.
This update is meant to inform the community about ongoing negotiations, and is issued with validation from the Union.