Your bargaining committee spent September 17th and 18th continuing to use a common sense approach in an attempt to avoid a strike. What is truly concerning is Conifer’s unwavering position that their concessionary agenda MUST be addressed.
Steelworkers Local Union 1-2017 brought out the cook trailer for another round of BBQ’s for Polley Mine members, and Parallel 55 members.
After receiving a 93% strike mandate from United Steelworkers Local 1-2017 members, your USW negotiating committee will resume bargaining with the Council of Northern Interior Forest Industry Relations (CONIFER).
United Steelworkers Local 1-2017 has completed its’ strike vote for operations affiliated with the Council of Northern Interior Forest Industry Relations (CONIFER).
On July 10th, 2018, a Labour Relations Board hearing was held between Mount Polley Mining Corporation and USW Local 1-2017. The Local alleged that the Employer breached Section 54 of the Labour Relations Code by failing to give 60 days' notice when it laid off a significant amount of its work force in January and February of 2018.