Friday, September 28, 2012

Tentative agreements with BCGEU, Residents #bcpoli

Sept. 28, 2012
Ministry of Finance

Tentative agreements with BCGEU, Residents

VICTORIA - A tentative agreement for a new contract for public service employees throughout British Columbia has been reached with the B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union, Finance Minister Michael de Jong announced today.

The settlement covers approximately 26,000 BCGEU members working in a wide range of occupations that provide British Columbians with the services they rely on, including health care, public safety, social services, education, environmental management and others.

The two-year agreement provides for modest wage increases, which are being funded from savings found within existing budgets, as required under government's Cooperative Gains Mandate.

As part of the agreement, the Negotiated Request for Proposal process for the privatization of liquor distribution was cancelled.

A memorandum of settlement was also reached between Professional Association of Residents of British Columbia (PAR-BC) and the Health Employers' Association of BC earlier in the month, closing out two years under the 2010 Net Zero mandate and settling a new two-year term with modest increases found within Cooperative Gains.

Further details about each agreement will be available following the ratification process by the respective members.
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