It seems the story about the Tortoise and the Hare has become reality for our members at Parks Canada.

The meeting with the Public Interest Commission is scheduled to take place in January 2020 – one year after the start of negotiations. You may remember that the union and the employer will present their positions to the commissionaires in hopes of being able to move forward. For more information about how the process works, please click here.

After the hearing, we will return to the bargaining table where one of two things will happen: we can find ourselves at another dead end or everything will move quickly. We have no idea what to expect. It is important to note that the Public Interest Commission is a recommendatory body – it cannot impose any of its decisions.

Like the tortoise, this process is lengthy. We hope that, like the story of the tortoise and the hare, our patience will result in a win at the end.

We will keep you updated as things progress in January.