VSB Annual Retirement Seminar to be held April 18, 2019

The VSB’s annual retirement seminar has been scheduled for Thursday April 18, 2019 at the Education Centre. Invitations will be sent out to all those who express interest in attending by February 28, 2019. Employees who are eligible to retire within the next five years and wish to attend must send an email to employeeservices@vsb.bc.ca before this date with “Retirement Seminar” in the subject line. When applying, please include your employee ID and which union/association you belong to.

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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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Provincial Bargaining Update-Second Tentative Deal Reached with BCPSEA

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.

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