Local 5 members met on May 18 to prepare for upcoming negotiations and begin the process of putting their proposals together with assistance from their negotiating committee and GSU staff rep Donna Driediger. Front of mind for all members are wage rates, job security, the rapid changes in the world and drastic increases to inflation rates.
Notice to bargain was served to the employer on May 5. The bargaining process is expected to begin over the summer.
The negotiations committee comprises Michelle Houlden, Sharlene Lark, Laurie Michalycia and Donna Driediger (GSU staff and bargaining spokesperson).