**** DFA Media Release
DFA Members Deliver Strong Strike Mandate
More than 90% of the members who cast ballots in the recent DFA strike vote said “yes” to strike action in support of the bargaining team’s position in collective bargaining. A total of 86.7% of the DFA Membership participated in the vote that closed midnight on Monday, October 5, 2020.
Of those who voted, 90.6% voted in favour of strike action.
“This gives our bargaining team a powerful strike mandate as we head into conciliation later this month,” says DFA President David Westwood. “Our members have given the Board of Governors a clear and unambiguous message: we will not accept their demands for unreasonable economic concessions on pensions and wages.”
The Board tabled their most recent offer on September 18. It included reductions in pension benefits and three years without salary adjustments to reflect cost of living increases.
The DFA filed for conciliation on September 22. Conciliation officer Peter Lloyd has been appointed. Conciliation will take place October 19 and 22