The Union followed through with our commitment to bring the employer's last offer to the members. The members overwhelmingly voted to reject the offer at a meeting last night.
The Bargaining Team is willing to return to the table at any time to entertain a fair offer from the Employer.
“Recent agreements with the Village of Fort Simpson, Fort Smith Housing Authority and AVENS: A Community for Seniors have all produced wage settlements of two per cent per year or better,” says Union of Northern Workers President Todd Parsons, “Yet this employer refuses to bend in reaching a similar, reasonable settlement.”
“While our negotiations have fallen through, our members are still confident we can find the common ground necessary to reach an agreement,” says Jack Bourassa, Regional Executive Vice President for PSAC North. “Town of Hay River workers will stand together until we reach a fair and reasonable deal.”
The union continues to urge the Town of Hay River to soften their hardline position and negotiate an agreement that will allow members to return to work.