Update on WTSP Project RFP for the Ministry of Health - BCGEU


Notice to members at ISM

Update on WTSP Project RFP for the Ministry of Health

The BCGEU has been reviewing the terms of the Workplace Technology Services Procurement (WTSP) Project RFP. While we are gathering more information we want members to know that we are working diligently to protect their rights under the terms and conditions of their Collective Agreement. In his email to BCGEU members at ISM Director of Operations, Justin Webb says that “the RFP is silent” on the issue of union succession rights as this project is implemented.

The union wishes to clarify this issue for members. The RFP document states that “the BCGEU and the Province have entered into a memorandum of understanding (MOU) regarding alternative service delivery projects…” and that “the current WTSP falls within the MOU and thus Proponents must adhere to the terms of the MOU.”

The RFP document references the following MOU:

Memorandum of Understanding 5
Re: Privatization and Alternative Service Delivery (ASD)

“This memorandum of understanding pertains to contracts for ASD initiatives pursuant to Memorandum of Understanding 6 and contracts which have been minuted as a privatization pursuant to Article 36 of the Master Agreement which expire and are re-tendered during the term of the 17th Master Agreement. If re-tendered the Employer will stipulate that the successful bidder will offer employment to incumbent members of the previous employer’s operation to fill available employment opportunities which are not assigned to the bidder’s current employees. Such offers shall be made in order of seniority to staff currently performing the work of the available positions. This memorandum of understanding will remain in effect for the term of the 17th Master Agreement.

The RFP documents commit the winning bidder to offer current employees positions within the Alternative Service Delivery project. The BCGEU also pledges to pursue union succession rights, to extend the protection of union membership and the current collective agreement to the members of the project.

If you have any further questions, please contact the members of your Joint Union Management Committee: Eugene Fox, Joseph Ivens and Robert Dekker.

In solidarity,

Doug Kinna, Vice President, Social, Information and Health Component 6
Kelly Grohs, BCGEU Staff Representative
Eugene Fox, JUM Committee
Joseph Ivens, JUM Committee
Robert Dekker, JUM Committee

 

Local 467/MoveUp

Notice to members at ISM

Update on WTSP Project RFP for the Ministry of Health

The BCGEU has been reviewing the terms of the Workplace Technology Services Procurement (WTSP) Project RFP. While we are gathering more information we want members to know that we are working diligently to protect their rights under the terms and conditions of their Collective Agreement. In his email to BCGEU members at ISM Director of Operations, Justin Webb says that “the RFP is silent” on the issue of union succession rights as this project is implemented.

The union wishes to clarify this issue for members. The RFP document states that “the BCGEU and the Province have entered into a memorandum of understanding (MOU) regarding alternative service delivery projects…” and that “the current WTSP falls within the MOU and thus Proponents must adhere to the terms of the MOU.”

The RFP document references the following MOU:

Memorandum of Understanding 5
Re: Privatization and Alternative Service Delivery (ASD)

“This memorandum of understanding pertains to contracts for ASD initiatives pursuant to Memorandum of Understanding 6 and contracts which have been minuted as a privatization pursuant to Article 36 of the Master Agreement which expire and are re-tendered during the term of the 17th Master Agreement. If re-tendered the Employer will stipulate that the successful bidder will offer employment to incumbent members of the previous employer’s operation to fill available employment opportunities which are not assigned to the bidder’s current employees. Such offers shall be made in order of seniority to staff currently performing the work of the available positions. This memorandum of understanding will remain in effect for the term of the 17th Master Agreement.

The RFP documents commit the winning bidder to offer current employees positions within the Alternative Service Delivery project. The BCGEU also pledges to pursue union succession rights, to extend the protection of union membership and the current collective agreement to the members of the project.

If you have any further questions, please contact the members of your Joint Union Management Committee: Eugene Fox, Joseph Ivens and Robert Dekker.

In solidarity,

Doug Kinna, Vice President, Social, Information and Health Component 6
Kelly Grohs, BCGEU Staff Representative
Eugene Fox, JUM Committee
Joseph Ivens, JUM Committee
Robert Dekker, JUM Committee

 

Local 467/MoveUp