BCIT support staff strike vote results
Faced with an employer with no mandate to bargain, your Bargaining Committee presented the BCIT Employer Committee with a fair and reasonable settlement proposal that mirrored the Master Agreement settlement. The Employer responded by saying that it did not have a mandate to bargain. Your Committee decided to ask the membership for a strike mandate to demonstrate that BCIT Support members will not settle for zeros anymore.
The membership demonstrated its resolve for an equitable settlement, voting 89% in favour of strike action to back the Committee.
“BCIT Support staff have given their bargaining committee the strong strike mandate it needs. That should send a clear message to the employer. You are prepared to stand up for a fair and reasonable settlement,” says BCGEU President Darryl Walker.
No strike activity is planned at this time.
Richard Schaeffer, Bargaining Committee Chair
Joe Cosh, Bargaining Committee
Cindy Miraftab, Bargaining Committee
Nancy Naylor, Bargaining Committee
Frank Greenlay, Staff Representative – Negotiations