First agreement brings improvements to wages and working conditions for home care workers.
New agreement for community workers at Winnipeg's Family Centre.
As two sides meet the government raises specter of debt and deficit reduction.
Vancouver (18 Sept. 2012) - Bargaining for a new Health Science Professionals’ Bargaining Association (HSPBA) collective agreement resumed this week against the backdrop of a pessimistic pronouncement by B.C.’s Minister of Finance, Hon. Mike de Jong, about the state of the province’s finances.
BCGEU/NUPGE members achieve wage increases and other improvements in contract settlement.
Renewed contract for members at the Western Manitoba Regional Library provides improvements to working conditions and wages.
"The government wants to extend the two-year wage freeze and won't make an offer to keep up with inflation. So we’re stepping things up with an overtime ban.” - BCGEU President Darryl Walker.
“The Colleges have ignored faculty demands, asked for major concessions, and demanded a wage freeze. Their delays and refusal to budge on key issues have demonstrated ill-will from the start of negotiations.” Warren (Smokey) Thomas.
Strike vote was taken over two days, August 20 and 21, 2012, after the employer served 72 hour lockout notice to the union.