At the PSAC National Bargaining Conference last week, five USJE delegates were elected to the bargaining teams. Leann Wheeler and JR Legault (who was originally elected as an alternate but subsequently appointed) were elected to the PA table. Satinder Bains and Réal Tessier earned seats at the SV table, and Alain Desroches was elected to sit at the EB table. In addition, USJE member Carlos Portillo was elected as an alternate to the SV table.
Each delegate brings to the table a wealth of knowledge about labour conditions and many years of experience in dealing with the Employer.
Leann is President of Local 20071 and works in the RCMP detachment in Prince Rupert, British Columbia. She is Alternate Regional Vice-President (RVP) BC and Yukon for the RCMP, Department of Justice and Public Prosecution Service of Canada (PPSC).
JR has been President of CSC Local 00079 Toronto for the past four years. He has 17 years of experience in various positions in the community and the institution and is currently a Correctional Programs Officer.
Satinder is President of RCMP Local 40002 RCMP Depot Division in Regina, Saskatchewan, where he has been a Power Engineer in the Depot Division Central Heating Plant for the past 35 years. He served as a Bargaining Representative on the SV table during the last round of collective bargaining and has worked for CSC since 2001.
Réal serves as President for Local 10024 at the Federal Training Centre (FTC), site 6099, in Laval, Quebec, where he is a plumbing instructor. He served as a Bargaining Representative on the SV table during the last round of collective bargaining and has worked for CSC since 2001.
Alain is a member of CSC Local 10024 in Laval, Quebec, and has worked as a teacher in CSC for 23 years.He has been a member of his local Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) committee for five years and has been a USJE Local Executive member for six years.
During the conference, these members demonstrated their dedication and commitment to representing PSAC members and fighting to achieve the best possible collective agreements for all members.
Over the next few months, the elected bargaining teams will meet and discuss the bargaining issues prioritized at the National Bargaining Conference and will work on a final package of bargaining demands that will be exchanged with the Employer over the summer.
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