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.
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.
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.
A tentative agreement was reached between the K-12 Provincial Bargaining Committee (“PBC”) and the BC Public School Employers’ Association late Wednesday evening on a provincial framework agreement for K-12 support staff.
“I would like to thank all the members of the PBC for their hard work and perseverance,” said K-12 Presidents’ Council President Warren Williams. “Their professionalism, willingness to work together, and dedication to members in K-12 lead to reaching this tentative agreement.”
Details on the tentative agreement will not be made public until the K-12 Presidents’ Council has the opportunity to meet and review them. If recommended and passed by the K-12 Presidents’ Council, the tentative agreement will form part of local bargaining proposals when locals begin bargaining with their respective districts.
Local 963 Business Manager, Tim De Vivo, is a member of the Provincial Bargaining Committee.