Chinook School Division – Bargaining Update no. 2

Date: November 28th, 2014

Location: Saskatchewan

Units: Bone Creek Hutterian School *  Shaunavon High School *  Shaunavon Public School *  Spring Lake Hutterian School *  Val Marie School *  Vanguard Community School *  Swift Current Maintenance and Facilities Personnel

Questions? Call the MRC: 1-888-999-7348

Greetings Sisters and Brothers:

Your current Collective Agreement expired on August 31, 2014. Your bargaining team met with the Employer’s representatives again this week, on November 26 & 27. Greetings Sisters and Brothers:

Over the course of these two days, we made some good progress, reaching agreement on a number of issues.  We also had some healthy discussions on other issues that appear to be leading us towards resolutions on issues of concern to both the Union members and the Employer.

As we said in our last report, all of our conversations at this point relate only to language issues.  There still have been no discussions concerning wages or other monetary matters.

Dates for us to resume bargaining have been set for December 16 & 17 as well as January 14 & 15.  These dates are currently only tentative but, the Employer indicated they hope to confirm these dates in the next few days.

We will endeavour to keep the membership advised of our progress through updates such as this and, when deemed appropriate, through meetings directly with the membership. Updates such as these are always posted to our website (  Be sure to check this site out for the most up to date information about bargaining and other Union news and information.  Also, feel free to speak with any of your bargaining team members should you have any questions or concerns.  Your feedback and opinions are important and always welcome.

If you have any questions about your workplace or have issues in relation to the current collective agreement, please contact the Member Resource Centre at 1-888-999-7348.  The Member Resource Center Officers will be able to assist you or will refer your question if necessary.

Your participation in your Union makes the Union strong!

In Solidarity,

The SEIU-West Chinook School Division Bargaining Team

Ryan Wiebe • Devin Martens • Ed Clarke • Monty Smith • Staff: Nancy Gross (Union Representative) •  Kerry Barrett (Negotiations Officer)

For a printable PDF of this update, please click on the link below.

Chinook School Division – Update #2

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