Since our last meeting on June 22, CAPE's EC bargaining team and the Treasury Board Secretariat (TBS) have jointly submitted a request to proceed with the appointment of a mediator. In our last update, we highlighted that progress had been made on several important issues and that we would continue our discussions with the Employer regarding some of our key priorities including compensation, remote work and the right to disconnect.
Despite the productive discussions between the parties, there is still disagreement on some of our critical priorities regarding pay increase, telework and the right to disconnect. The parties believe that the appointment of a mediator could lead to a resolution of the remaining issues. Now that a mediator has been appointed, the first mediation sessions will occur from November 2 to 4.
We will keep our EC members updated regarding the progress of the mediation as it unfolds.