As you know from last Friday’s Bargaining Bulletin, negotiations have started in a very challenging fashion.
Whereas the APUO has been constructively participating in the multi-union/employer task force on pension plan reform, the employer has gone back on its word by suspending this working group without notice, and has unilaterally attempted to force this issue onto our negotiating table. There are many reasons why this is unacceptable under present circumstances and the APUO will not passively accept this.
In this troubling context, we have asked for an immediate meeting with President Rock in order to constructively realign the negotiation process, and to avoid any further adversarial drift.
Please find attached our letter to President Rock requesting this meeting. As always, we will share further information with you as soon as possible.
The APUO Executive