May 24, 2011
In this context the CUPW National Executive Board has decided not to submit a 72 hour strike notice today. Consequently there will be no strike activity on May 28th.
CPC Exaggerates Cost of Union Proposals
The Employer also made a statement that CUPW's proposals will cost $1.4 billion over the next 4 years. There was no explanation of these figures. Exaggerating the cost of union demands is a tactic that has been used by CPC in all previous rounds of bargaining to distract attention from the real issues and justify taking a hard line during negotiations.
Collective Agreement to Apply
The Employer has stated that all provisions of the collective agreement will continue to apply until the Union provides a 72 hour notice as required by the law. Consequently the collective agreement will remain in full force and effect.