As has been the tradition for a number of years, Local 963 makes a donation of $200 to the Vancouver Food Bank instead of issuing holiday greeting cards. Merry Christmas and best wishes for a healthy, prosperous New Year!
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 email@example.com before this date with “Retirement Seminar” in the subject line. When applying, please include your employee ID and which union/association you belong to.
The union has clarified with VSB Payroll that the email memo issued November 28, 2018 regarding “Self Serve Open for Annual Gratuity Election to Bank” is not for IUOE Local 963 members and should be disregarded. Please contact the union office should you have any questions.
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.