Tentative Agreement Reached for The Salvation Army Harbour Light ARC - BCGEU

The parties met at the BC Labour Relations Board again today, and we have a tentative agreement to present to you to vote on.

Ratification meetings are scheduled for this Friday, October 13, 2017. Voting will start on this date and members can vote from Friday to Tuesday, October 17, 2017. 

Voting Schedule – Friday, October 13 to Tuesday, October 17

Friday, October 13, 2017 at The Anchor of Hope

Meetings  7 am to 7:45 am

8 am to 8:45 am

3 pm to 3:45 pm

4 pm to 4:45 pm

Meetings are scheduled for members to ask questions about the details of the tentative agreement. Members can vote at any time between 7 am to 5 pm on this date.

Members can also vote: 

Saturday, October 14 – 8 am to 4 pm at The Beacon

Sunday, October 15 – 8 am to 4 pm at The Beacon

Monday, October 16 – 8 am to 4 pm at The Anchor

Tuesday, October 17 – 8 am to 4 pm at The Anchor


Details of the Tentative agreement:

  • All non-monetary items tentatively agreed to on June 8, 2017. (No change.)
  • Three-year term – April 1, 2016 to March 31, 2019
  • Increase to annual vacation of 5 days for people starting in their ninth year, which equals to 2%.
Vacation Years Workdays
First 10 days (or prorated)
Second to Eighth Eleventh 15 days
Ninth to Sixteenth Twelfth to Twenty-four 20 days
Seventeenth to Twenty-four   Twenty Fifth year and thereafter 25 days
Twenty-Fifth year and thereafter 30 days


  • Wages:
    • 2% general wage increase, retroactive to April 1, 2016 – on the wage grid
    • 1.5% general wage increase, retroactive to April 1, 2017 – on the wage grid
    • 1.5% general wage increase, effective 1.5% on April 1, 2018 – on the wage grid
  • Retroactive pay to be paid on November 10, 2017 by a separate cheque.

The Bargaining Committee encourages everyone to vote, and recommends that you vote yes to accept the tentative agreement.

In solidarity,

Your Bargaining Committee:

James Gareau

Monty Qureshi

Billy Smith

Selena Kongpreecha, Staff Representative – Negotiations


Download as pdf

Download PDF of Memorandum of Settlement here.

Download PDF of Ratification Document here.