Unifor 594 asked the Government of Saskatchewan to order the dispute be settled by binding arbitration, and the government appointed special mediators Vince Ready and Amanda Rodgers to assist the two sides. Unfortunately, instead of ordering the mediator’s report by binding to the union and employer, the government only assigned the mediators the authority to make recommendations.
While not happy about everything in the mediator’s report, Unifor 594 accepted the mediator’s report and it’s recommendations. The CCRL did not.
Learn more about the dispute, the mediation in the following article which was written by GSU legal counsel Ronni Nordal of Nordal Law Office: