CLC Winter School 2020

The local will be electing three (3) members to attend Canadian Labour Congress Winter School training at Harrison Hot Springs in the new year. The local will pay the registration fee, which includes room and board and wages for one week.

Local union policy requires, among other things, that applicants have attended a minimum of four General Membership meetings in the current year to be eligible to attend Winter School. Those who attended last year are not eligible to apply this year.

If you are eligible and interested in taking a labour studies course please respond BY FAX to 604-876-5687 or via email to: BY TUESDAY OCTOBER 29, 2019. The three members will be chosen by vote at the General Membership meeting on November 2, 2019.

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Members ratify revised Collective Agreement

On Saturday October 5, 2019 IUOE Local 963 members voted 92% IN FAVOUR of accepting the Provincial Framework Agreement (“PFA”) and the Local Memorandum of Agreement.

Members also voted 86% TO REJECT joining the Standardized Extended Health Plan, meaning we will maintain our existing EHB benefits.

Thank you to all members who attended Saturday’s General Membership meeting.

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Tentative Agreement Reached with VSB

September 24, 2019

After a lengthy bargaining session on Monday September 23, 2019 the Local Union and Vancouver School Board have reached a tentative collective agreement.


A presentation of all contract amendments will take place at this meeting. This will include,

-A vote on whether to keep our existing Extended Health Benefit Plan or move to the provincially-negotiated Standardized Benefit Plan;
-A vote to adopt or reject the tentative local agreement AND the Provincial Framework Agreement.

Membership voting will take place after the presentation.

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Local Bargaining Update #3- September 6, 2019

After 9 sessions of bargaining with representatives of the Vancouver School Board the parties are heading in a positive direction towards reaching a local settlement. A further bargaining session will be held September 23, 2019 after a comprehensive meeting with Board negotiators yesterday. We are hopeful that the parties will be able to conclude a revised collective agreement on that day.

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Local Bargaining Update #2 July 9, 2019

Your IUOE negotiating team has met with the Vancouver School Board for eight sessions, including meetings dedicated to Cafeteria Workers and Supervision Aides’ issues. The parties have been making steady progress throughout these negotiations and further sessions are planned for September 2019. While there is still much work to do, we are on target to meet the ratification deadline of November 30, 2019.

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K-12 Presidents’ Council Approves Provincial Framework Agreement

K-12 Presidents Council approves provincial framework agreement

September 28, 2018

RICHMOND — The K-12 Presidents Council voted this week to recommend the provincial framework agreement negotiated with the BC Public School Employers’ Association (BCPSEA) in mid-July. Support staff locals will table the provincial framework agreement with their proposals in bargaining with their respective school districts.

“I’d like to thank the provincial bargaining committee for their hard work and dedication that helped us reach this agreement,” said K-12 Presidents Council President Warren Williams. “Support workers in K-12 provide services that students in B.C. schools rely on every day.”

The agreement includes benefit increases and language that helps address workplace issues and includes support for local bargaining.

The current K-12 agreement expires on June 30, 2019. When ratified by Support staff locals and school districts, the provincial agreement will be in effect from July 1, 2019 to June 30, 2022.

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