November 1, 2021
Hello KINWU Members
As you are aware, KINWU has begun negotiations on the renewal of our Collective Agreement which expires Jan 28th, 2022. This communication is intended to give you, our member, an update on negotiations. The bargaining committee will be sending out periodic updates throughout negotiations to keep members updated and informed, while still honoring the collective bargaining confidentiality.
As we started negotiations, the company and KINWU stated that for this to be a successful agreement, we would need to work together to address some of the issues. The company has stated that they are looking for a deal that allows them flexibility, and sustainability over the long term. The union has stated that we are looking for an agreement that truly compensates our members for the value they create and keeps our members here and attracts new ones.
Through the first few weeks of negotiations the union and Invista have tabled and discussed many proposals. There have been many productive, informative discussions so far, with some agreement being reached on proposals that are not monetary based. Most have had to do with clearing up language or language that is no longer applicable. In depth discussions around the larger issues of compensation and pension, have yet to occur.
If you have not picked up your red union negotiation shirt from the union hall, please do so. There is someone at the hall (745-Unit 9, Gardiners Rd.) Monday to Friday. If you are unable to make it to the union hall during these times, please contact an executive member to make other arrangements.
KINWU Bargaining Committee
September 30, 2021
Negotiation shirts have arrived. Members can pick up a shirt at the Union hall during office hours. Members are asked to wear these shirts as a sign of solidarity and support during negotiations.
August 10, 2021
Please return the Members Survey which you received in the mail to the Executive by Labour Day, September 6, 2021. The information from these surveys helps form the mandate for negotiations, so please take part. Participation is not mandatory, but your input is valuable.
ONLY 1 MONTH LEFT to get your proposal forms in. Please submit your proposal ideas for collective bargaining to the Executive by September 6, 2021
March 19, 2021
The Executive Committee will soon be entering into the negotiations process with Invista to renew our current Collective Agreement which expires on January 28, 2022. We, as a committee, have several areas of concern that we want addressed. You also may have concerns – now is the time to take an active part in this process by expressing these concerns.
For the Executive to be able to help you, we need your input. If you experienced a working condition where you feel you were disadvantaged by the Company, we want to see your proposal for a change. Are your concerns about wages, benefits, overtime, job classifications, etc. We need to know what your concerns are – this is your contract. Don’t just throw this out. Take the time to submit a proposal.
These proposal forms may be accessed and submitted from our website at www.kinwu.ca or they are available from any member of the Executive, as well as from the Union office at the plant or you may request a form by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We request that all proposal forms be submitted by September 30, 2021.
On behalf of the Executive,