Locals 480 & 9705
Local 480 & 9705 Bargaining Committees met jointly with Jeff Richardson, our economist from the National Office on March 28th and 29th to review the priorities as identified by the Membership, costing and National bargaining trends.
Both Committees will continue to meet jointly to prepare our proposals.
We will be meeting with you on April 25th at the following locations for your information and feedback:
We will review the feedback from these meetings to finalize our proposals before exchanging with the Company on April 27th. We will continue to meet throughout May as required until we have successfully completed negotiations.
Teck continues to be very profitable and has been throughout our current contract. The long term future of our operations looks very favourable and we see no reason why we should not be able to achieve a very good collective agreement.
In order to achieve our goals, your continued strength and solidarity are essential for our success and we will be calling on you throughout this process for your support. The Bargaining Committees will continue to keep you updated as necessary.
Local’s 480 & 9705 USW
2017 Bargaining Committee.