For months now we have had a labour management meeting scheduled. Time was booked off from our jobs and at the last moment management cancels, saying they are too busy and need to work on other things. I wish we could report this is the first time they have done this, but it isn’t. This shows a total lack of respect and contempt to our membership. It not only violates the intention of having a working relationship but also our collective agreement, where the meeting frequency is spelled out.
Next time you are speaking with someone from HR, give them a reminder about the importance of meeting with CUPE and dealing with issues. Make us a priority !