Arbitrator Appointed in GOA (Gov of AB) Wage Reopener, Arbitration Dates Scheduled

Government services – Locals 001, 002, 003, 004, 005, 006, 009, 012

Your bargaining committee would like to inform you that Phyllis Smith has been appointed to arbitrate wage reopener negotiations scheduled for June 11, 17, 20 and 21 in Edmonton.

Until now, there had not been mutual agreement between the parties on an arbitrator.

Your committee is currently in the process of putting together presentations and briefs for the arbitration dates.

The third-year wage reopener is part of the current collective agreement, which outlines if both parties are not able to reach a negotiated agreement on all wage reopener items, including wage salary grid adjustments to the Correctional Peace Officer III classification, then negotiations will be referred to third-party, binding arbitration.