The bargaining committee met on October 1st and 2nd to put together a comprehensive proposal which was sent to the employer on October second. After speaking with the conciliator and in consideration of his availability, we will be returning to the table on October 13th and 14th.
In the meantime, we will be speaking with the Crown and the CTA regarding local/central disputes which have been filed. It would appear that a number of boards have tried to frustrate bargaining further by challenging most local union proposals as belonging to central bargaining. The sooner this is dealt with, the sooner these locals can get their bargaining started.