We met with SGI today regarding the Provincial Budget 2017.
The Government has asked all Public-Sector Employees to speak with the Unions representing Public Sector Employees and ask that the Unions agree to open up their Collective Agreements.
At this meeting, Management of SGI recognized the fact that our Collective Agreement does not expire until December 31, 2017, but they were requested by the Government to ask.
We are standing by our original answer given on January 30, 2017 and that answer was and still is NO we are not interested in opening our Collective Agreement.
We will meet at the Bargaining Table.