To: All BCGEU Members at District of Sechelt
Re: Bargaining Update
The Union bargaining committee had three days of bargaining with the Employer on September 19, 20 & 22, 2016. We had positive dialogue and signed a number of proposals and counter proposals on the first two days.
We were hopeful that we may conclude bargaining on the third day; however, at the end of the session, the parties remained too far apart on a number of key items, including wages, benefits and improved language.
As the Employer's lead negotiator is leaving the District of Sechelt in the near future, it remains a strong interest to complete the bargaining before he leaves. Therefore, the parties have made a tentative agreement to convene the week of October 3, 2016. A specific date has not been confirmed.
We thank you for your patience as we progress through the bargaining process.
Kim Whaley, Bargaining Committee Chair
Les Dornbierer, Bargaining Committee Member
Greg Horning, Bargaining Committee Member
Kim Howse, Staff Representative
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