BCGEU and B.C. Government to begin bargaining new contract for members in the public service - - BCGEU

The BCGEU has accepted an offer from the B.C. Government to begin negotiations aimed at concluding a new collective agreement with members in the B.C. public service.

The existing contract between the BCGEU and the B.C. Government expires on March 31, 2019. It covers roughly 27,000 employees in the public service around the province.

"We're pleased to begin the bargaining process now," said BCGEU president Stephanie Smith. "It will give us sufficient time before the expiration of the existing contract to address the long-standing issues we've been raising with government in the four years since we negotiated our last contract. We want to improve services through the bargaining process."

The BCGEU has been preparing for a return to the bargaining table since late last year to identify priorities through member surveys, bargaining meetings and conferences as a part of the normal process in the lead up to the agreement's expiry.

Component bargaining will commence on April 30, 2018, with negotiations on the main agreement beginning May 7, 2018.

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