'We’re looking forward to working with employers to reach a fair settlement that improves the working lives and conditions of our members.'
'Laid-off workers have not received their severance entitlements despite an employment standards regulation requiring the employer to pay out all wages within 48 hours.' - BCGEU.
Ratification recommended after two-year deal reached by parties with assistance from a provincial mediator.
BCGEU says settlement provides stability during transition of ownership.
'No one should doubt our members’ resolve to make employment security our top priority in this round of bargaining."
'We look forward to working with the bargaining committee to negotiate a first collective agreement. - Darryl Walker.
'These types of changes are very stressful for workers but fortunately this isn't the end of the road for affected members.' - Darryl Walker.
'This leisurely approach to negotiations is very frustrating.' - BCGEU.
BCGEU recommends acceptance following difficult round of negotiations.
'The results show that employment security was key for our members, but they have also said that when we are at the table in two years they will want us to negotiate a wage increase.' - Darryl Walker.