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Bargaining Update

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Bargaining Update

Postby Ash » Sun Oct 02, 2005 8:37 pm

After 5 days of intense negotiations, Telus and the TWU have reached an agreement which side of the bargaining table they will sit on.


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Postby goatdancer » Sun Oct 02, 2005 9:05 pm

Why that's just great to hear.



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Postby alec » Sun Oct 02, 2005 9:19 pm

You guys are too funny.

Serously,

I expect they have worked their way up to deciding which deli they will be getting their lunch from...



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Postby Wwood » Sun Oct 02, 2005 9:29 pm

You guys are too funny.

Serously,

I expect they have worked their way up to deciding which deli they will be getting their lunch from...
WIth DE at the table they would have determined within the first 30 minutes if there was any basis to continue beyond that. I suspect he would have laid out the strucure under which discussions would continue. Given we have not heard anything it is likely good news. As there is a communications blackout inplace the only news we will hear is when they break it off or a deal is done. Having heard neither I supsect they are still at it.


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Postby goatdancer » Sun Oct 02, 2005 9:31 pm

Gees alec, don't you think they could do better than a deli?



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Postby green1 » Mon Oct 03, 2005 2:45 pm

Gees alec, don't you think they could do better than a deli?
The TELUS bargaining committee offered to have lunch catered by a high end catering company but the TWU refused to let the catering company through the picket lines in to the building saying that TELUS was trying to outsource lunch. lunch will now be served from the TELUS cafeteria.... ;)

on a more serious note, I am pleasantly surprised that the bargaining still appears to be taking place and cautiously optimistic that something may actually come out of this. I understand the media blackout... but it would certainly be nice to get a little more information (such as "things seem to be going well and we are working through our issues") or some such thing.... up until the note on the TWU site yesterday I wasn't even sure if they were still talking or not!



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Postby Olive » Mon Oct 03, 2005 2:47 pm

I hope it lasts several more months.

im loving the $$$$ and its definatly helping with my mortgage, and deposit for my 2005 corvette


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Postby goatdancer » Mon Oct 03, 2005 2:52 pm

Hey green
Wouldn't that still be outsourcing cause the cafeteria is contracted out?



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Postby green1 » Mon Oct 03, 2005 2:57 pm

gd: good point... hadn't thought of that one.... I guess they'll have to starve then? because I'm pretty sure it's not in anybody else's job description....



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Postby alec » Mon Oct 03, 2005 3:04 pm

Maybe everyone should be bringing their own lunch.....

If things are going well they could swap sandwiches like my kids do at school...



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Postby NC » Mon Oct 03, 2005 8:52 pm

Boneyize that PeanutButter.. a PeanutButter sandwich made by someone else is always best



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Postby alec » Tue Oct 04, 2005 8:04 am

Ant there is the fat kid (negotiator) with the big lunch.....



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Postby NC » Wed Oct 05, 2005 9:54 am

BWAHHAHAAAAaaa!




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