The Ombudsman made it clear that the details of the report would remain confidential and asked both parties to inform him before the end of the day on Friday 8 November 2019 whether their respective leaders would recommend to their members to support the settlement recommendations contained in his report. July 1, 2019 – 2.0% (to be paid retroactively); July 1, 2020 – 2.0% (plus an additional 1% for members at the top of their grid); July 1, 2021 – 2.0% (plus members of the first year of work who accept a contract start at the second stage of their payroll). After more than 50 negotiating meetings and with the aim of encouraging the parties to useful and productive discussions, BCPSEA asked the Labour Relations Board (LRB) in June to appoint a mediator. . . .