Bargaining continues for 15,000 community social service workers in B.C.
Essential services protocol finalized in B.C. but negotiations continue for government workers.
Vancouver (08 June 2012) - Since talks broke down at the end of March 2012, the B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU/NUPGE) master bargaining committee has been meeting with the employer to reach an agreement about essential service staffing levels if the union engages in job action.
"These workers should not be tossed aside in a drive to reduce costs and increase profits.” - Darryl Walker, BCGEU President.
Vancouver (31 May 2012) - Over 100 activists from all sectors of the labour movement rallied in Kelowna on May 25 in support of the 130 workers from Spring Valley Care Centre who have all been given lay off notices.
"We’re hoping the B.C. Government has heard their message and gets serious about negotiating a fair and reasonable agreement with us.” - Darryl Walker, BCGEU President.
Facilities (health) talks resume this week: employers slow to disclose data essential to making progress on key issues
Vancouver (22 May 2012) - After a scheduled two-week break, negotiations for a new Facilities collective agreement in British Columbia resume.
"If the government doesn’t move on its proposals, we’ll be forced to consider job action.” - Darryl Walker, BCGEU President.
BCGEU/NUPGE members at B.C. Safety Authority take strike vote to show support for bargaininig.
130 health care workers to be laid off at Spring Valley care home
Vancouver (10 May 2012) - One hundred and thirty health care aids and health care assistants at the Spring Valley seniors' home in Kelowna, British Columbia have received lay off notices.
Bargaining resumes at the end of May for community health workers in B.C.
New dates have been added to the bargaining schedule in order to reach a new contract.