Hello my name is Larry Welsh, I am a Regional Representative in the St. John’s, NL, Regional Office, and I have worked with PSAC for 25 years as a Regional Rep.
I am offering to sit on the CULE Negotiation Team because I feel I have valuable experience to add to this process. I have the following experience to add to this team:
I have completed a one-week course in Negotiations that was offered to Alliance staff in Cornwall approximately ten years ago.
I have negotiated over a dozen agreements, including a first agreement.
I have attended several sets of negotiations with other negotiators.
I am currently at the table for 3 units and dealing with 2 other as re-openers.
I have acted as a PSAC negotiator for almost a year.
I have taken 4 courses from Lancaster House in Collective Bargaining; they are: Bargaining in the Broader Public Sector (2004 and 2006); Preparing for Bargaining (2006) and Tactics in Bargaining (2006).
I was also on the CULE \ PSAC Negotiating Team in 1998.
Our Negotiating team will be made up of 5 members and will surely be a team effort. I think I would be a valuable part of this group.