Dear Brothers and Sisters:
We have been informed by LiUNA officials that their membership has turned down the memorandum offer to renew the Provincial Formwork Collective Agreement.
While there are likely other issues, I understand that their membership is dissatisfied by the employers’ failure to address concerns around parking costs. They would like that to be further addressed.
As a result, we will NOT be scheduling a ratification meeting. Our Formwork Council is informing the residential forming contractors that their offer has been rejected.
The next steps are either further negotiations if the employers are willing, submitting the dispute to arbitration, or holding a strike vote.
You will be informed once the employer’s position is made clear.
We remain committed to achieving a settlement that is acceptable to both LiUNA and IUOE Local 793.
If you have any questions, please contact the Toronto office at 905-469-9299 extension 2212.
Mike Gallagher – Business Manager