Municipality of WestLake-Gladstone - Local 454 - Bargaining Brief
Updated: Apr 07, 2021
Approx. Number of Members: 20
Current Contract Expires: first contract
MGEU Staff Negotiator: Wesley Whiteside
Elected Bargaining Committee Members: Jeff Fehr (president) Kevin Kennedy (chief steward)
LATEST BARGAINING NEWS
Bargaining sessions between the Municipality of WestLake-Gladstone - Local 454 Bargaining Committee and the employer so far have mostly dealt with non-monetary items — which includes establishing contract language for things like working conditions.
Although some progress has been made at the table, talks around monetary (wages and benefits) will not begin until the two sides have agreed on some significant outstanding issues, including hours of work for both office administrative staff and the utilities and public works staff.
The Committee's goal is to preserve and improve the benefits the Local already has in place, while establishing the protections that only a collective agreement can provide.
Stay tuned for when further bargaining dates are scheduled.
Overview of Bargaining So Far
Members of West Lake-Gladstone - Local 454 had an opportunity to put forward their ideas and proposals for their first collective agreement at a January 20, 2020 Local meeting.
Shortly after this meeting, the Municipality of WestLake-Gladstone - Local 454 Bargaining Committee served the employer with a notice to bargain in February. We exchanged proposals with the employer in June 2020 and started negotiations in July.