A closed door conversation with my boss has me highly concerned..
My company has had a staffing shortage, which after more than a year is one hire away from being a full roster (as much as we will get).
My manager pulled me into a "closed door" meeting in his office stating that once the new individual is hired (he's doing interviews now), he's like to get me back into training as an assistant manager. He said he's seen I have the skills to begin taking on part of the role, helping out when others are on vacation or the office is exceptionally busy (Holidays, sickness, etc).
I got a decent pay boost for this a year ago, but due to COVID and staffing shortages , me stepping up into the role was largely postponed.
Our union contract is up a the end of this month - so our steward requested a list of everyone's current salaries from HR. it was revealed I got a pay boost that leads to me making more than several co-workers who have more time with the company, arguable more experience, less education and intensive training.
My boss informed me that "some, or maybe one of your coworkers was extremely upset" over this - as apparently the union steward shared the salaries with others.
"Don't be surprised if you face some hostility," he warned.
I have seen a bit of hostility from a particular coworker in recent weeks, which I noticed before the convo with my boss. I haven't addressed, just let it go, but with union negotiations coming up - should I?
I'm going to have to sit around a rather small table and hammer out a "fair deal" with them regarding wages and benefits for myself, them and other coworkers for the next 3-5 years.