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Legal Aid BC - Ratification Meetings and Voting for LABC (LSS) - BCGEU


As we previously announced, a tentative agreement has been reached between the BCGEU and LABC. We will post a copy of the ratification document to the web and send a notification bulletin to members on the morning of Tuesday, June 16.

Members may attend one of two information sessions on Wednesday, June 17, 2020. All members are permitted to be released from their regular duties that day, without loss of pay, to attend one of the meetings. Those of you in public-facing positions will need to coordinate meeting attendance among yourselves and your managers to ensure minimum staffing levels are met, i.e. you will not all be able to attend the same meeting. Your bargaining committee and Negotiations staff representative will be available to review the settlement agreement we have negotiated on your behalf and answer any questions you may have. We will also review the process for voting.

INFORMATION MEETING SESSION #1

Date: Wednesday, June 17, 2020
Time: 10:00am to 11:30am
How: Microsoft Teams Meeting
Check your email or ask a member of your bargaining committee for details

INFORMATION MEETING SESSION #2

Date: Wednesday, June 17, 2020
Time: 2:00pm to 3:30pm
How: Microsoft Teams Meeting
Check your email or ask a member of your bargaining committee for details

If you are new to using Microsoft Teams meetings, we encourage you to learn more about Teams well in advance. If you access the meeting online, you will have the option of seeing whoever is speaking (if they have a webcam enabled) and likewise the option of being seen. Online access also includes an audio-only option. If your computer is not equipped with a webcam, speakers and microphone or if you have difficultly joining the meeting online, the phone-in option may be best.

RATIFICATION VOTING

We are pleased to announce electronic voting for this ratification process. Shortly following the second information meeting session, you will receive an email with a link to vote online and your unique voting credential. Please participate and vote. This is the only method for casting a ballot. If you know of a member who does not receive a voting credential (likely because we do not have their email address), please tell them to contact negotiations.elections@bcgeu.ca.

The deadline to cast a ratification vote is Monday, June 22, 2020 at 12:00pm (noon) PDT.

Your bargaining committee unanimously recommends ratification of this tentative agreement, so please vote "yes"!

To help ensure you receive future updates, please provide a personal email address to the BCGEU here. If we already have an email address on file for you and you wish to edit or update any of your existing contact information, you can use the same form.

In solidarity,

Natasha Dawes, Bargaining Committee Chair
Don English, Bargaining Committee Member
Libby Kelly, Bargaining Committee Member
Ryan Stewart, Staff Representative, Negotiations

Download PDF of notice here 

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