Meeting minutes from January, March, and May 2018 have now been posted to the forum. You can access them here.
As you may remember, this year our union donated $200 to the organization Water First. Below is an article showing the great work that Water First does in the community. For more information check out their website at http://waterfirst.ngo/
It was an exciting two days of interactive water sciences learning. The students, teachers, and administration of Kikendaasogamig School warmly and enthusiastically welcomed Water First staff, which made the event a memorable one.
The B.C. Government and Service Employees Union (BCGEU) announced today that it has reached a tentative agreement with the B.C. Public Service Agency (PSA) for members working in direct government service.
“It’s been an intensive round of negotiations, sometimes stretching into the early morning hours, but we’re pleased to have reached an agreement for our public service members,” said BCGEU president Stephanie Smith. “Our members have faced growing service, workload and recruitment and retention challenges. But we believe we’ve made substantial progress in a number of key areas.”
The union secured a three-year tentative agreement with general wage increases in each year of the agreement, as well as targeted increases for some classifications, to deal with recruitment and retention issues in the respective ministries.
The union will engage with its members and provide a comprehensive report on the agreement before a ratification vote in the coming weeks. The BCGEU represents more than 27,000 members who are covered by the public service agreement.
(June 13, 2018)