February 21, 2018

BC Place workers ratify new deal

PAVCO and the BCGEU have reached a three year agreement for workers at BC Place. There is no wage increase in the first year, then a two percent bump in each of the final two years. BC Pavillion Corporation employs 35 full time and 100 part time workers at BC Place Stadium.  CKNW Vancouver News … [Read more...]

BCTF, BCPSEA vote to ratify framework agreement for bargaining

BC Teachers Federation representatives and the BC Public School Employers Association have ratified a framework deal which sets up contract talks. BCTF President Susan Lambert says the framework deal includes a facilitator to aid negotiations, as well as a timeline. "It will mean a positive start to bargaining which we are obliged to enter into … [Read more...]

City inside workers ratify new contract

Support workers with the City of Vancouver now have a new four year contract. Members of CUPE local 15 have ratified the agreement which is retroactive to January 1st. By the time the deal expires in December of 2015, the 37-hundred clerical, technical and administrative staff will be paid almost seven per cent more than they are now. CKNW … [Read more...]

Nurses ratify new agreement

By a vote of almost 85 per-cent, members of the BC Nurses Union have ratified a new contract with the provincial government. The 32-thousand nurses will get wage hike of 7.1 per-cent over two years, but that includes extending their work week to 37-and-a-half hours. Union president Deb McPherson says for the first time, the contract contains what … [Read more...]

Burnaby will ratify the RCMP deal under protest

One of the communities leading the way in resisting the RCMP contract will now ratify the deal.    Burnaby Mayor Derek Corrigan says the hold out mayors have recieved what he called a "threatening letter" from the justice minister.   "indicating that there would be significant additional costs imposd upon muncipalities if in fact we … [Read more...]

Deadline approaches to ratify RCMP deal

The deadline set by the province for municipalities to ratify the newRCMP contract is this Thursday, and a few communities are still holding back.  Langley City mayor, and municipal observer to the contract talks, Peter Fassbender says he expects about 50 of the 62 communities to ratify by the deadline.  Fassbender says while the province … [Read more...]

Some Mayors are going to ignore a deadline to ratify the RCMP contract

Don't expect Burnaby to ratify the new RCMP contract by the end of month deadline, and it looks like they aren't going to be alone in doing so.  Mayor Derek Corrigan says the city is still examining its options as they have concerns over costs and control over policing under the deal.   Corrigan didn't seem to be phased much by the … [Read more...]

Some municipalities still won’t ratify RCMP deal

Municipalities across the province are still wading through the new RCMP deal, even as more and more have chosen to ratify the contract. Terrace Mayor David Pernarowski says his city hasn't signed off yet, as staff try to determine the budget impact of those surprise wage hikes. Pernarowski says Terrace will likely sign off before the end-of-May … [Read more...]

School support staff ratify new deal

  While teachers vote today and tomorrow on what to do next in their job action, more support staff in schools have ratified a new, two year contracts that fall within the provincial government's net zero mandate. 12 new deals include those working in schools in Vancouver, Coquitlam, and Greater Victoria. To date, 52 out of 69 agreements in … [Read more...]