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Although about two-thirds of the members of the MAHCP Central Table voted in favour of ratifying the interim agreement, five bargaining units rejected the proposed transaction. Important note: all members have the right to participate in the meeting. However, to vote, you need a signed membership card. If you`re not sure you have a file or need it, please contact: info@mahcp.ca or call 1.800.315.3331 Court Challenge of Bill 29 – Public Services Sustainability Act: Today, unions and the government have met in court to meet this challenge. This legal challenge does not require any salary increase or improvement of our collective agreement. What we are asking for is that we be able to make these improvements, as we do. This bill has removed that right, which goes against the Canadian Bill of Rights. FALSE – that`s not true. There is not a single Union that allows the government to simply abolish what has been negotiated in the past. It`s like starting to negotiate a first contract. That`s not going to happen. This is the third time that rural health authorities have held representation votes (2000 and again in 2012) and each time there was a collective agreement that was used to negotiate.

The mahcp negotiating committee, composed of Wendy Despins – President Lee Manning , Executive Director and ten MAHCP members working in the 22 bargaining units of the MAHCP Central Table, recommended to the membership to accept the provisional agreement. An MGEU spokesperson said the union believed that workers should return “legitimate overpayments” to an employer within a reasonable time frame set by collective agreements. Since the negotiations are based on consensus, nothing can be added to an agreement or withdrawn from the agreement without the agreement of both parties (note – CUPE did not accept the concessions mentioned above, so the employer withdrew them. The employer could not simply include them in the agreement without CUPE`s agreement.) So if a union thinks it can find something in an agreement, they are wrong themselves. There are some things that the employer does not want to have included in the agreement, so they do not agree. Pre-bargaining survey Many of you may have received the preliminary survey in the mail. CUPE sent a letter with a link for preliminary questioning. For those of you who have been with CancerCare through several collective agreements, you will remember previous surveys we sent. This survey is the same as now, we do it online. Please complete this survey, as this is the way to hear your voice, and perhaps one of your proposals will end up in the collective agreement. STATEMENT: “We will only negotiate in the articles of the other agreements.” “I note that the practice of unilateral deduction must cease and that all payments of unital payments recovered (if no agreement or third party has been established that funds were overpaid in error) must be reimbursed to the workers concerned until such a finding has been established.” “The rights of the parties on this issue are under their collective agreement,” Gibson wrote in His October.