The union bargaining committee and the company met again on August 23. Negotiations broke off August 24 while each side continues to consider the issues at hand.
Local 1000A’s No Frills Bargaining Committee has requested the appointment of a conciliation officer to assist at upcoming meetings. In the meantime, the committee met with company officials on July 26 and July 27 and previously on July 14 and July 15.
After a marathon 20 months of negotiations, workers at Laura’s YIG in Ottawa voted overwhelmingly in favour of a new collective agreement with increases to wages and benefit contributions. Covering more than 70 workers, the contract was ratified on November 15, 2010 and runs from March 29, 2009 to November 2014.