CRPEG Bargaining Update # 14. Ratification Package and In-person Meeting.

A tentative agreement was reached on March 9, 2022. Your Bargaining Team is remaining neutral on the ratification, neither to accept nor to reject the tentative agreement. 

It is important that you take the time to review everything prior to voting and prior to asking questions to the Bargaining Team. You will find all the information here

Should you require more information, the details will be presented:

  • At an in-person meeting at the Lion’s Hall on March 21. Doors will open at 5:45 PM. The presentation will start at 6:00 PM and will be simultaneously broadcasted through Zoom. There will be a questions and answers session. RSVP for in-person or Zoom.
  • At a second virtual-only meeting on March 22 at 5:30 PM through Zoom. There will be a questions and answers session. RSVP for Zoom.

If you are planning to attend the in-person meeting at the Lion’s Hall, please RSVP by Friday, March 18 at 3:00 PM as there is limited space. Based on the RSVPs, pizza and drinks will be provided.

All members will receive voting instructions and a voting key by March 21. If you have not received your voting key by end of day March 21, please contact Natalie Bélanger at Voting will start on March 22 at 9:00 AM. In order for your vote to be counted, your electronic voting key must be used by 12:00 PM on March 24.

YES vote means that you accept all the proposed changes to the collective agreement. 

NO vote means that you reject the tentative agreement and you reaffirm the CRPEG strike vote.

The results will be posted and emailed as soon as they are available.

On behalf of your CRPEG bargaining team, we thank you for your continued interest. 

CRPEG Bargaining Update #13

On February 7, 2022, we entered into three days of conciliation with CNL. 

We would like to thank the appointed conciliation officer for his help. We came to the table ready to negotiate with a strong mandate for job action, in hopes of pressuring the company to finally make a fair offer. 

We did not reach a deal. 

The company made a marginal increase to their offer, but nowhere near what our professional members deserve. We have communicated to the company that their offer is not acceptable. The conciliation period ends on February 20, and the bargaining team stands ready to discuss a fair and reasonable offer with the company when they provide one. 

We recognize the uncertainty and frustration that negotiations bring. Now more than ever, we need to stand united and continue to fight for fair pay for our professional work.  

Our team will be meeting in the coming days to discuss our next steps given our mandate for job action, and how we’ll continue to build pressure to get the deal that you deserve. 

We’ll be in touch as soon as possible with an update and how you can get involved. 

In solidarity, 

Jonathan Fitzpatrick 
On behalf of your CRPEG bargaining team

Bargaining Update #12


On January 26 & 27 CRPEG held special Zoom meetings to discuss negotiations of our collective agreement. All terms of CRPEG’s issues and CNL’s meager offer were shared with the members. The CRPEG negotiations team is now at a standstill with CNL and heading to conciliation on February 7, 8 and 9, 2022.

A strike vote was held by electronic ballot, and the vote was open from February 1 to February 3. Our members have cast the strongest ever majority vote in favour of taking workplace action, up to and including strike action, if a tentative agreement cannot be reached.

The last strike vote taken by the CRPEG membership was in December 2018. That positive strike vote and hard work done by your bargaining team with the support of the members resulted in achieving the last contract. With strong member support, a strong strike vote and the bargaining team’s strong resolve to succeed, there is a possibility of reaching a fair and competitive contract that recognizes the membership’s professional work.