“It is important that the union has time to communicate the details of the agreement with its members as part of the ratification process,” he said. CBC News has learned of the preliminary agreement, which includes 21,800 employees and provides for annual wage increases of two per cent each over the next three years. The agreement was eagerly awaited, as the number of public service unions whose collective agreements expired in 2019 was highly anticipated. The CSS is made up of three collective agreements: the Community workers lived at 82.3% and ratify their agreement; General services ratified at 95.8 per cent; indigenous Services ratified at 50.9 per cent. Weighted average ratification was 85.7% for the three subsectors. “It`s an asset to the NDP,” said Mark Thompson, professor emeritus at UBC`s Sauder School of Business, who said the agreement would likely be the benchmark for government negotiations with other unions. The ratified agreement is the result of negotiations between the Community Union for Collective Bargaining of Social Services (CSSBA) and the Association of Community Social Services Employers (CSSEA). “After 16 years of wage cuts and moderation that are driving the sector to crisis, This agreement, with a government that wants to base people first, provides a foundation on which to build.” – Stephanie Smith, President of THE BCGEU “After 16 years of wage cuts and moderation that are driving the sector to crisis, this agreement with a government that first wants to allow people to build is a basis on which they can build,” says Stephanie Smith, President of the BCGEU. “We welcome the tremendous progress made in supporting the important work of CSS workers. However, the low level of support for the Aboriginal Services Treaty shows how much more needs to be done. Over the next three years, the union will continue to work with SSC members to further strengthen support for the sector. The new collective agreement will apply from April 1, 2019 to March 31, 2022. The Department of Finance confirmed the salary increases to cBC News, but would not comment on the details of the agreement.
Vancouver (August 29, 2018) – Members of the B.C. Government and Service Employees` Union (BCGEU/NUPGE) in the field of Community Social Services (CSS) voted 85.7% in favour of ratifying a new collective agreement. The three-year contract provides for significant wage increases for workers, while it fulfills the government`s mandate to improve the services Colombians rely on. The most recent conditions agreed by the province and the B.C. Government and Service Employees` Union (BCGEU): BCGEU/NUPGE is the largest union in this sector and represents two-thirds of unionized social workers in British Columbia. These caring professionals provide support, services and resources for adults and children with disabilities, women and children fleeing violence, Aboriginal families in need, vulnerable youth, drug addicts and much more. The proposed new contract between the B.C government and B.C. the government and the services union (BCGEU) will keep wage increases around the rate of inflation.
ETO Changes – What you need to know: Information Video This compressed information video provides a brief overview of the steps needed to implement the new working language in the ETO component agreement. This video is only used for training purposes. ETO Hours of Work Joint Training Video BCGEU and BCPSA jointly developed training on new hours of work in the ETO component agreement and then provided this training to ETO employees across the province. This video is a recording of the Kamloops workout. It should only be considered for training purposes. BC`s Public Service Collective Agreements: “While our negotiating team has made the most of it, we know there are still a few hours of airtime to reach an agreement that is strongly supported by all sub-sectors,” says Andrea Duncan, Vice-President of BCGEU, Component 3. It is the work of our union to move forward and s