To: TEAM-IFPTE Local 161 Members
From: TEAM Office
Date: February 26, 2016
Re: Negotiations Update - MTS's Key Drivers
The Negotiating Committee met with the Company on February 17th and 18th to commence collective bargaining in earnest. President, Misty Hughes-Newman delivered TEAM’s opening remarks highlighting our contribution to MTS’s success despite increasing workloads and job stress.
MTS’s key drivers once again appear to be cost reduction and increasing their flexibility. MTS is proposing changes to compensation relating to Sales and IT positions and more “flexibility” in hiring into our jurisdiction. The Company has also served notice that it will no longer pay for TEAM members to park their personal vehicle at their work location.
At this stage we are only discussing non-monetary items and will meet again on March 1st.