As directed by Arbitrator Flynn, the parties have been meeting to try to resolve several issues.
The parties are meeting on these issues in an effort to determine the implications of Arbitrator Flynn’s decision with respect to the wage gap, the pension and the time values associated with these work processes.
There are many issues, such as the status of people on extended disability leave, the locations of isolated posts, and the eligibility requirements for post-retirement benefits and vacation and pre-retirement leave that are still outstanding. In some cases, CPC has not fully developed its position and in others, there are disagreements between the parties. Arbitrator Flynn is participating in these discussions in her role of mediator/arbitrator. The next dates of mediation are July 17, 18, 25 and August 7, 8, 21, 22 and 23.
We are determined to negotiate an agreement which fully respect the legal obligations of CPC, under the Canada Human Rights Act, to provide pay equity to RSMCs.
We are hoping to reach an agreement so that RSMCs can receive their retroactive compensation and new benefits as soon as possible. If an agreement is impossible, the unresolved issues will be referred to Arbitrator Flynn for a final decision.
Members of the Pay Equity Committee,