Mayor's Message

Negotiations with the Union have not resulted in the finalization of a Collective Agreement.  Both sides recognize we have reached an impasse.  It is evident another course of action must be undertaken. 

The District of Kitimat has forwarded options to the Union.  We have asked the Union to reconsider the Final Offer presented to them February 26, 2015.  We believe it is a solid offer that will bring employees back to work.

If the Final Offer is not accepted by the Union by Sunday, April 12, 2015 at 4 p.m. the offer will be withdrawn.  The District will then retain the services of an external negotiator who will have the mandate to conclude a Collective Agreement.  That negotiator can make decisions on the best way to achieve this goal, including mediation or arbitration.


Phil Germuth