Saturday, November 13, 2010
After business hours on Friday Nov. 12th, SIAST issued lockout notices to the Professional Services and Academic bargaining units. The letters state that a lockout could be imposed any time after Nov. 14th at midnight. They also replied to our request for an out of province mediator. they have agreed but have also asked the Minister of Labour to appoint a mediator. The two bargaining units had requested that Fred Cuddington be appointed as he has a proven record of settling previous disputes between the parties.