To: TEAM-IFPTE Local 161 Members
From: TEAM Office
Date: February 4, 2010
Re: Negotiations - Notice to Commence Collective Bargaining
TEAM and MTS Allstream Inc. exchanged Notice to Commence Collective Bargaining today. The first bargaining session is scheduled for the last week of February.
The office has compiled a tentative package using feedback from focus groups, surveys, and issues caused by problematic contract language. Over the next two weeks, the Bargaining Committee will determine specific contract proposals for recommendation to the Board and the Negotiating Committee.
The general nature of the proposals will be presented at the membership meetings of February 16th, 17th and 18th, venue and times to be announced.