Community Social Services - 304 - Diversecity



                              COMPONENT:    Community Social Services – C3
                                        LOCAL:    304 - DIVERSECITY
                                          DATE:    Monday, March 14, 2016
                                          TIME:    6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
                                        PLACE:    Surrey Public Library
                                                       4th Floor, Room 402
                                                       City Centre Library
                                                       10350 University Drive

As you know, the employer served section 54 notice to the BCGEU on October 8, 2015 as they were expecting changes in the workplace due to budget constraints. Immediately after being served notice by the employer, the BCGEU met to discuss the specific impact the funding cuts would have on our members at DIVERSEcity. However at the time, they were not able to provide any further details as they were still awaiting a response from the funder. 

The parties recently met to discuss this notice on February 4, 2016 at the Joint Labour Management [JLM] meeting. The employer confirmed that they expect decreased funding which will result in some layoffs and reduction of hours, but that a large percentage of the staff will have their layoff letters rescinded. In this meeting, the employer stated that they will inform the union and stewards of any updates expeditiously. 

In light of the notice, the union would like to host a meeting with all members at DIVERSEcity to discuss the s.54 notice, and answer any questions you have.


In solidarity


Sarah Georgetti
Staff Representative

Download PDF of Notice Here

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