Bargaining Update, 29 Feb 2012

This seemed like a longer negotiating session than usual! We spent our week in Victoria this time with continued progress on issues surrounding workplace flexibility and simplication/transparancy of the hiring process. We're also starting discussions that we are all...

Bargaining Update, March 13 – 15, 2012

Last week the negotiating team was in Victoria again bargaining from Tuesday through Thursday. This time we had the pleasure of having Harp Sandhu join us in lieu of Dave Robertson who was needed at home. We all have made sacrifices to continue this work so it's...

Bargaining Update, March 31, 2012

Bargaining and The Grand Tour I write this just as we’ve finished another three days of bargaining. As time marches on the smaller items of contention are falling by the wayside, either with agreement or withdrawn from the table. This leaves us with fewer items in...

Bargaining Update, April 3, 2012

BCGEU has been offered 3% over two years which doesn't approach the cost of living let alone making up for past zeros, so their talks have broken off. They'll be spending some time, given the logistics of so many members, running the process of a strike vote. In our...

Bargaining Update, May 30, 2012

Normally I would wait until the end of a week of bargaining to post an update, but I know you are all waiting patiently for word of the employer's wage offer and....drumroll please........ On average they are offering 1.5% per year for a two year contract with lower...

Bargaining Update, June 2, 2012

Based on our research of market comparators for all positions from Appraisal Assistants, Accounting Clerks and Appraisers to GIS Techs and SA's, we tabled a counter for 4.5% and 4.5% for all positions today so yes, we are far apart on wages so we are not expecting a...