E-Comm, CUPE held 13 bargaining sessions with little progress
The B.C. Labour Relations Board (LRB) appointed mediator Trevor Sones to mediate contract talks between E-Comm emergency communications for British Columbia and the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE), Local 873-02 (Emergency Dispatchers of BC), which represents more than 500 emergency dispatchers, call takers and support staff in the province.
The last three-year agreement expired on Dec. 31, 2018. The parties have held 13 bargaining sessions since mid-March, with little progress made on substantive issues, including wages and working conditions, says the union.
The first mediated talks will occur on Sept. 27 at the LRB office, according to CUPE.