Vancity ratification of tentative agreement

A tentative agreement was reached on January 28, 2016. Attached to this bulletin is a Comprehensive Report that includes all the changes agreed to in negotiations.

The new collective agreement will be for a 4 year term with wage increases January 1st of each year. The language changes address the issues raised by the members. Your Bargaining Committee is recommending you vote in favour of the tentative agreement.

Representatives from your Bargaining Committee will be conducting the balloting at your department or branch as follows:

February 4
Member Services Centre & VISA
9:00 am to 4:30 pm
Expo Room, 6th Floor

February 4
Conference call for the Branches and members who cannot attend the meeting at their department
7:30 pm to 8:15 pm
Dial the conference call number 1-866-562-0090 and when prompted enter conference ID 98916 followed by the # sign.

February 5
Central Admin and Payment Systems (CAPS)
11:00 am to 2 pm
6th Floor Lunchroom

February 10

Branch 30 – Guildford:  10:00 am to 11:00 am
Branch 70 – Morgan Creek:  11:30 am to 12:30 pm
Branch 19 – North Delta: 1:00 pm to 1:45 pm    
Branch 27 – Newton: 2:00 pm to 2:45 pm
Branch 32 – Surrey City Centre: 3:15 pm to 4:00 pm

February 11    

Branch 65:  Kruger: 9:00 am to 9:30 am 
Branch 61 – New West: 10:00 am to 10:45 am    
Branch 51 – Maillardville: 11:00 am to 11:45 am
Branch 52 – Port Moody: 12:30 pm to 1:15 pm    
Branch 53 – North Side, PoCo: 1:45 pm to 2:15 pm
Branch 36 – Mission:  3:15 pm to 4:00 pm

February 12

Branch 59 – Royal Oak: 10:00 am to 10:45 pm
Branch 09 – Main Street: 11:15 am to noon
Branch 41 – Oakridge: 12:45 pm to 1:30 pm
Branch 23 – Langley: 2:30 pm to 3:15 pm

Balloting will be conducted by Andy Gill at the Member Services Centre and VISA, and by Jas Sangha at Central Administration & Payment Systems.

Balloting will be conducted at Branch 42 – Victoria by mail.

Ballots will be available at the meetings and the branch visits. Members may vote by mail or at their branch/department on the dates and times as above. Ballots will be available at each worksite for those members who are unable to attend on the dates above. Please note that only one ballot will be accepted, either cast in person or by return mail in a declaration envelope.

All ballots must be received at BCGEU Headquarters no later than 5:00 pm on Wednesday, February 24, 2016.

In solidarity,

Andy Gill, Bargaining Unit Chairperson
Sabina Braidwood, Bargaining Committee Member
Janet Cruz, Bargaining Committee Member
Jasdeep Sangha, Bargaining Committee Member 
Barbara Crowley, Staff Representative

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