Christina Lake operations and maintenance.
The time has come for us to step up as one and have a real say in our working conditions. Let’s open the dialogue and start having important conversations with each other about which direction our careers will go. Let us change the current system so not only are our concerns heard but they hold weight in the business decisions being made in Calgary.
The time has come to form a Union at Cenovus. Unionizing will not ensure we get back what has already been taken away or guarantee no more cuts are necessary in order for the business to succeed. It will however ensure that no more cuts or claw backs take place without our say and, more importantly, our acceptance.
We all still enjoy working at Cenovus and want to restore the pride we once had in coming to work. We do not have the goal of seeing the company fail or struggle. We all want to see the success of the past restored and to grow further to ensure our success and for the next generation of workers. Unionizing will ensure that we have a say and a seat at the table when it comes to the terms and conditions of our employment.
When it comes time to curb spending, we will no longer see removal of our wages and benefits so that the select few can be given new titles and raises. We are all part of this together and it is not fair that a select few can have so much influence over so many. It’s time to put a stop to this. If a union is certified, all wages, benefits and current conditions freeze until a collective agreement is negotiated. Let’s not allow more cuts to our benefits and wages until enough people leave. We all enjoy working together and the teams and friendships we have formed. Let’s stop the cuts now and guarantee no one else is put in a place where they have to leave. Once the union is certified, we can begin negotiations to have our wishes respected in how our work is performed.
Please start having the conversations with your coworkers and visit the following link for more information. The process can remain 100% confidential but the more people who have these conversations at camp and on days off, the better understanding we can have of what sort of team we are and where we would like to be.
Please access this information and have these discussions on personal time only and seek out information on how to sign a card. The contact information on the website is confidential and will not be shared. Let’s all work together to restore the pride that was once team Cenovus.
We look forward to hearing from you.