Management has refused to budge on their proposal to remove EIB from the contract:
[Remove references to EIB section in contract]
Immediately, this means that you will have to use twice as much PTO before using EIB. Long-term, it means management can change or eliminate EIB as they see fit. Does anyone think that further reductions in the benefit aren't coming?
Join your union negotiating in telling management "I want my EIB!"