Although the last provincial election seems like years ago now, the reality is that the new BC NDP government led by Premier John Horgan has been in office for just six months as you read this edition of Public Employee. While much has already been accomplished, much more remains to be done after 16 years of right-wing BC Liberal government. (For a more detailed assessment of the government’s first six months, see Page 10.)
KELOWNA – In an effort to avoid any strike action, CUPE 338 members who work as jail guards at the Kelowna RCMP detachment have agreed to enter binding arbitration with Commissionaires BC.
COQUITLAM — CUPE 561 and School District 43 (Coquitlam) recently announced that a tentative deal has been reached on the transfer of active non-teaching pension plan (NTPP) employees to the Municipal Pension Plan (MPP).
KELOWNA – CUPE Local 338 members who work as jail guards at the Kelowna RCMP Detachment have re-issued 72-hour strike notice to Commissionaires BC, to be effective as of 6:00 a.m. Friday, December 22.
BURNABY – Simon Fraser University (SFU) student residence workers voted in favour of joining CUPE Local 3338 last week in a vote administered by the BC Labour Relations Board (LRB).
KELOWNA - The Labour Relations Board has made a ruling on Commissionaires BC’s application, and has ruled that the 72-hour strike notice issued by CUPE is of no force and effect. This means that the strike will NOT be proceeding as planned.
KELOWNA – After receiving 72-hour strike notice from their employees late Monday afternoon, Commissionaires BC has filed an application with the BC Labour Relations Board in an attempt to stop CUPE 338’s planned strike action.
BURNABY—Three months after the end of a 66-day lockout of staff by Pacific Blue Cross, the future of the non-profit benefits provider has come down to this: elections tomorrow (December 13) for the board of directors, at the company’s much-delayed annual general meeting, that could either signal a new era of progressive accountability at PBC or reinforce the top-down model of corporate governance that led to the lockout in the first place.