February 21, 2018

CAW reaches deal with Coast Mountain bus company

Two locals with the Canadian Autoworkers union, 111 and 2200, have reached tentative three year deals with Coast Mountain bus company. Over 47 hundred operators, mechanics, maintenance and Seabus workers will vote on the deal in early February. The union executive is recommending ratification of the deal. CKNW Vancouver News … [Read more...]

BCGEU and LifeLabs make a tentative deal

The BCGEU says after days of mediated talks they have reached a tentative agreement with LifeLabs. The three year deal  includes a two percent equivalent lump sum upon ratification, one percent increases in January and July of this year and a two percent increase in July 2014. CKNW Vancouver News … [Read more...]

Updated: Gov’t framework for 10 year deal with teachers

CKNW has obtained the full 24 page document outlining the BC Governments framework to reach a ten year deal with teachers. It is called Working Together for Students and introduces four key elements to secure a decade of labour peace with the teachers union. The Province wants to index teachers salaries to an average of other major public sector … [Read more...]

Oppal refused manslaughter deal from accused wife-killer

New details today in the case of a Surrey man who murdered his pregnant wife. Then-Attorney General Wally Oppal made the case go in a different direction than planned. Muhktiar Panghali originally faced second-degree murder in his wife's death in 2007. In documents released today, the Criminal Justice Branch says it later decided to instead accept … [Read more...]

NHL lockout ends with tentative deal reached

The NHL and Players' Association reached a tentative agreement early Sunday morning to end the 113-day lockout just under the wire. But it took a marathon 16-hour negotiating session with a federal mediator to get to the agreement. NHL commissioner Gary Bettman says the details still need to be worked out, but the basic framework is there. The … [Read more...]

Sharing policing costs on the North Shore not a done deal

An idea to share West Vancouver Police along all three municipalities on the North Shore seems to have hit a roadblock. Langley City Mayor Peter Fassbender says at a regional symposium, the Mayor of West Vancouver poured cold water on the idea, "Well, Mayor Smith from West Vancouver said that at the moment that is not seen as a priority by his … [Read more...]

UPDATES: Two year tentative deal reached for health care workers

The multi-union Facilities Bargaining Association and health employers in BC have reached a tentative two year agreement after nine months of negotiations. It affects more than 46,000 health care workers. Bonnie Pearson with the FBA says it's been a very "tough and brutal" round of bargaining. The deal includes a moratorium on layoffs due to … [Read more...]

Hydro reaches deal with COPE 378

BC Hydro has reached a tentative deal with inside workers, members of COPE local 378. It covers two thousand workers. It's a two year deal, containing what the government calls a "modest" wage increase, found within the existing budget. Workers will vote on the deal over the next couple of weeks.   CKNW Vancouver News … [Read more...]

Opponent of Southlands project fears deal is done

Despite Delta Mayor Lois Jackson's assertion an upcoming vote on plans to develop part of the Southlands will be un-biased, an opponent of the controversial project remains un-convinced. Richard Kunz with the group 'Southlands the Facts' has been speaking out against any residential or commercial development on that land for the past two … [Read more...]

BCGEU ratifies deal

The BC Government and Service Employee's Union has ratified a new two year contract with the provincial government reached back in September. The unionized workers voted 64 percent in favour of the deal. The deal contains a four percent wage hike and falls within the government "co-operative gains" mandate. CKNW Vancouver News … [Read more...]