According to an update posted on the union’s website, the current offer is for a one per cent raise in 2021, with no raises this year or 2020.
This comes after meeting with the company and a federal mediator between Aug. 12 and 14.
The union’s membership voted in favour of a strike mandate on July 21.
Local Unifor leadership said they will be talking with the national office about their next steps and will be “escalating [their] campaign to stand up for Crown workers.”
In addition to the monetary issues, the union wrote that there was “no movement” on non-monetary proposals.
Local 1-S president David Kuntz said job security and mental health are among the biggest non-monetary issues in a prior interview. He said there is concern about jobs being done by contractors that could be accomplished by permanent employees.
The union is encouraging members to wear blue “stand up for Crown workers” T-shirts every Wednesday, adding more solidarity actions will be announced in the coming days.
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