Update: Bargaining broke off today (Thursday) to the disappointment of the negotiating committee. I have heard Bob issued a memo tonight but I have not yet seen it. I will send out more info tomorrow (Friday) but the short story is we have been told the govt was clear that this money was for wage increases not to fund employers unpaid pay equity obligations. Bob has a different opinion. We will be looking for dates to meet with a concilliation officer. The unions stand is that you should not lose out because the employer is in violation of the law.
yours in solidarity