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Reminder - notice of Northern Lights College Support vote - BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU)


You will find attached to this notice two documents:

  1. The Ratification Document which identifies the tentative changes to the 2019-2022 collective agreement; and
  2. The 2022 BCGEU Template Table Memorandum of Settlement establishing a common agreement standardizing collective agreements in post-secondary in areas of common issues at Northern Lights College, BCIT, Coast Mountain College, Douglas College, JIBC, Kwantlen Polytechnique and Okanagan College. Notably, the negotiated general wage increases, agreement to move to a common salary scale, and the establishment of a Joint Committee on Benefits Administration.

You will be voting on the Ratification Document and Memorandum of Settlement as one. There will be no ability to vote on each document separately. Assuming ratification, the provisions of those two documents will constitute your collective agreement.


The ratification vote will be conducted electronically using Simply Voting. Polls will open Monday, June 5 at 8:00 a.m. and close Friday, June 16 at 5:00 p.m.
Simply Voting is a secure, confidential online election platform accessible by smartphone, tablet or computer. When the polls open you will receive an email from Simply Voting containing an Elector ID and Password. You will need that information to access the ballot as well as the voting instructions. Votes are counted through the Simply Voting platform. The BCGEU only receives the certified results that are not associated with any member names or identities. Individual votes are anonymous.
If you know a BCGEU member who didn't receive this bulletin, please forward it to them. If you are a BCGEU member who didn't receive the bulletin directly, please update your email address by logging into the Member Portal here.
In solidarity,
Jamie Bond, Chairperson, Bargaining Committee
Juanita Fraser, Bargaining Committee
Robyn Mallia, Bargaining Committee
Paola Rodriguez Ruah, Bargaining Committee
Zoe Towle, Spokesperson, Negotiations Staff Representative

Download PDF of notice here
Download PDF of ratification document here
Download PDF of memorandum of settlement here