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CUPE 389 – District of North Vancouver Bargaining Update June 28

We wanted to provide a brief update on bargaining with the District of North Vancouver on Friday, June 23 for our 8th session of bargaining.

We went into the day with a plan agreed to by the District. This plan was meant to pave the way towards much needed meaningful progress in bargaining.

Instead, the Employer came with an ultimatum that undermined this plan. They then cancelled the rest of the day after meeting for only 90 minutes.

CUPE 389 has been clear with our desire for productive negotiations. Your bargaining committee is committed to exchanging proposals with the District we believe are mutually beneficial. Our proposals would improve the Employer’s ability to recruit and retain skilled and experienced employees, while providing fair concrete improvements for you – our members. The Employer, however, has opposed this at every mention, and continues to be unwilling to take your bargaining priorities seriously.

While this past session was discouraging for your bargaining committee, we remain committed to meaningful discussions and making progress towards a new collective agreement.

We will be keeping the pressure on the District for more open and productive discussion at our next scheduled meeting this Friday, June 30.  We will send out an update on how that meeting went shortly after.

To keep updated on this round of negotiations please make sure CUPE Local 389 has your personal email. Please visit our website here to update your contact info if needed.

If you have any questions, please ensure you attend our membership meetings. We hold them on Zoom for easy access and you can find all the dates on our website.

DNV Bargaining Committee