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Strike Preparation Course

posted Jan 16, 2014, 9:23 AM by Sarah Calhoun

Monday, January 20th , 2014 marks the start of our 4th year at the negotiating table.

We organized because we were being bullied, putting in hours of unrecognized overtime, and among other things, were tired of being taken advantage of.   We began negotiations with hope, filed for conciliation when we hit a wall, and now it is time for us to prepare for the next step.   We have made gains through our certification as a union, but now is the time to solidify those in writing. WE want a fair and respectable work environment, and we NEED that in our Collective Agreement. 

The strike preparation course is 4 hours in length and will address the following items and more:

  • what you can/cannot do in the event of a strike along with best strategies that can be used before/during a strike, 
  • all you need to know about picketing,
  • the different roles and committees that members can participate in, 
  • information on strike pay and emergency strike fund,
  • the importance of communication and most important of all to put a strategic plan together.

 The best way to avoid a strike is to be well prepared for one. 
We are strong together, so let's prepare to stand together!

 This course will be offered at three different times for your convenience. 

  • Thursday, January 23rd (5:00 pm - 9:00 pm) at the Fredericton Inn
  • Saturday, January 25th (8:00 am - 12:00 pm) at the Fredericton Inn
  • Saturday, January 25th (1:00 pm - 5:00 pm) at the Fredericton Inn

Email sarah.calhoun@stusau.ca to register for one of the above sessions.

If you have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to contact one your Executive Members or Bargaining Team.