The parties had not met formally since the exchange of proposals on September 20. CAPE and the employer spent two and a half days negotiating on October 30 and 31 and November 1. The general feeling is that the tone is positive and the teams have done a good job.
For reasons of availability, the next meeting will only take place on December 18, 19 and 20. However, the parties seem determined to go the extra mile and make this round of bargaining very different from previous ones.