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Tentative Agreement Information Meetings

The bargaining committee is hosting an information meeting in each of the four provincial regions as defined by the BCGEU. The meetings are being held at a location in each region close to where a majority of members work. As participation in person will not be possible for some members due to geography, a call-in option is provided for each meeting. Members are encouraged to call in to the meeting taking place in their region. Members may participate in either or both of the sessions in their region.

Region 1 – Vancouver Island
Date: Tuesday, August 13, 2019
Time: Two sessions: 12pm to 12:30pm; and 12:30pm to 1pm
Location: BCGEU Victoria Area Office
              2994 Douglas St
              Victoria BC V8T 4N4
Call-in info: 1 (866) 562-0090 - Toll Free, 180149#

Note: For members who are unavailable during the above time due to staggered lunch breaks, committee members and a staff representative will be available in person after the scheduled meetings until 3pm.

Region 2 – Lower Mainland/Fraser Valley
Date: Monday, August 12, 2019
Time: Two sessions: 12pm to 12:30pm; and 12:30pm to 1pm
Location: BCGEU Lower Mainland Area Office
              2920 Virtual Way Suite 120
               Vancouver BC V5M 0C4
             Call-in info: 1 (866) 562-0090 - Toll Free, 180149#

Note: For members who are unavailable during the above time due to staggered lunch breaks, committee members and a staff representative will be available in person after the scheduled meetings until 2pm.

Region 3 – Southern Interior
Date: Wednesday, August 14, 2019
Time: 4:30pm to 6:00pm (drop-in)
Location: BCGEU Kamloops Area Office
              158 Oriole Rd
             Kamloops BC V2C 4N7
Call-in info: 1 (866) 562-0090 - Toll Free, 180149#

Region 4 – Northern

Date: Friday, August 16, 2019
Time: Two sessions: 12pm to 12:30pm; and 12:30pm to 1pm
Location: BCGEU Prince George Area Office
              500 Quebec St
              Prince George BC V2L 0C6
Call-in info: 1 (866) 562-0090 - Toll Free, 180149#

Note: For members who are unavailable during the above time due to staggered lunch breaks, committee members and a staff representative will be available in person after the scheduled meetings until 2pm.

Tentative Agreement Ratification Vote

The ratification vote will be conducted by mail ballot. The BCGEU will mail voting packages to all members' home addresses this week; members should receive their voting packages by August 16, 2019. Ballots must be returned to the BCGEU Negotiations Department with a postmark date of no later than Friday, August 30, 2019.

Please review this previous bulletin (link) for a summary of and rationale for the tentative agreement. Again, the bargaining committee recommends that you vote "yes" to accept the agreement.

Reminder: BCGEU members are getting a new Member ID card this fall so make sure your mailing address is up to date! Go to www.bcgeu.ca/card-questions for details.

In solidarity,

Dan Bombardir, Bargaining Committee Member
Leigha Bonthoux, Bargaining Committee Member
Michael Burton, Bargaining Committee Member
Jereme Collette, Bargaining Committee Member
Todd Gunderson, Bargaining Committee Member
Randy Loberg, Bargaining Committee Member 
Gary Bennett, Staff Representative, Negotiations
Ryan Stewart, Staff Representative, Negotiations

Download PDF of notice here 



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