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Bargaining Committee Election for Elim Village - BCGEU

The notice that was sent out yesterday, February 27th was incorrect and must be disregarded.

The following is the election process for the remaining positions on your bargaining committee.

The election for the position of two bargaining committee members and alternate will be conducted at the worksite by a staff representative from the BCGEU. One candidate from the Harrison and one candidate from the Emerald who have the most votes will comprise the two bargaining committee member spots; the alternate will the next candidate who receives the most votes, regardless of the worksite.

Date:       March 7, 2018 7:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

                March 8, 2018 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Location: Elim Village Harrison Education Room

As per Clause 8.2 of the current collective agreement, noted below, when voting you have to mark your ballot for one candidate from the Harrison and one from the Emerald. You only vote for two candidates. You must vote for one candidate from each work location or your ballot will be spoiled.

"Clause 8.2 Union Bargaining Committee, A union bargaining committee shall be elected and consist of a maximum of three representatives of the bargaining unit. Every effort will be made to ensure that a minimum of one member who works in the Harrison Building and one member who works in the Emerald Building will be selected. To this end, calls for nominations will specify that a minimum of one position will be designated within each building. Should there be no nominees from either the Emerald Building or the Harrison Building the position may be filled with another member of the bargaining unit."

The candidates nominated for bargaining committee member are, as they appear on the ballot, in random order:



  • Christopher Cordova 
  • Debra Bickerstaffe
  • Navneet Randhawa



  • Maria Eising
  • Lisa DeHaas
  • Lisa Bysterveld

Voting will be conducted by a staff representative on site.

Please note:
The declaration envelope process is a private way to conduct elections. This process ensures confidentiality. The declaration envelope is separated from the coin envelope that contains your vote, ensuring no one is aware of who you voted for. 

In solidarity
Kevin Hagglund
Staff Representative

Download PDF of notice here.