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Negotiations Update - Tentative Agreement Reached

To:             All TEAM-IFPTE Local 161 Members
From:        TEAM Office
Date:         July 16, 2013
Re:             Negotiations Update - Tentative Agreement Reached

Our Negotiating Committee has reached a tentative agreement with MTS on a revised Collective Agreement.  Key aspects include:

  • Three-year agreement
  • 2.0%, 2.0%, and 1.75% on base salary
  • $80 every two years for eye examinations
  • Remote working call-out pay minimums
  • Compressed workweek
  • Agreement on contracting-in
  • New (i.e. new to TEAM) employees: Three PLDs
  • New (i.e. new to MTS) employees: Three-week vacation entitlement will start one year later, capped at 6 weeks
  • There are no changes to PLDs, vacation and overtime for current members

The Negotiating Committee is recommending acceptance of this Agreement.  Information meetings and ratification vote details to follow.

Thank you,


Misty Hughes Newman
On behalf of the TEAM Negotiating Committee

TEAM-IFPTE Local 161
204-984-9470 or 1-877-984-9470