Mike Murphy has accepted a temporary position with Unifor National to work on the merging on our collective agreement, the benefit book and all letters of understanding and memorandum’s of understanding with the GM Master book, benefit book and their letters of understanding and memorandum’s of understanding that they use.
We are to merge out two collective agreements at the end of our next contract, however the process will start this year with the upcoming Big 3 talks. Both the Union and GM are looking to see if parts can start to be merged now – some our language and practices are better and some of their language is better.
This temporary assignment goes until this fall.
I have asked Mark Gee to step in work in the capacity of coordinator during this time. Mark will not be on the shop floor as a rep during this period, but you may see him walking the floor working on different items or needing to talk to members as required.