Provincial Bargaining Update #6
June 24, 2022 Thank you to all school support workers
With summer upon us, the K-12 Presidents Council would like to thank all school support workers for their exemplary service through another challenging school year. As the pandemic continues your dedication and professionalism are to be commended.
The Canadian Conference of the International Union of Operating Engineers is calling for applications for ten (10) educational bursaries in the amount of $750.00
These educational bursaries are intended to provide financial assistance to IUOE member’s dependents.
The bursary recipient must be entering the first year or subsequent year of a full-time course of study (at least two years in length) leading to a diploma, certificate or degree from any recognized public Canadian college or university.
For details, including eligibility requirements, please contact Shannon at 604-876-6287 (Tuesday to Thursday).
Provincial Bargaining Update #5
April 7, 2022 Provincial wage offers to public sector unions
Earlier today, the B.C General Employees’ Union (BCGEU) announced that it’s bargaining committee has declared an impasse in bargaining with its employer- B.C’s Public Service Agency. K-12 Support Workers stand in solidarity with BCGEU and its members across the province in this critical stage of their bargaining.
March 10, 2022
The provincial health officer announced changes to several public health orders this week, meaning the BC Centre for Disease Control has updated its Public Health Guidance for the K-12 sector.
The revised guidance will take effect on the first day of the school’s spring break.
Provincial Bargaining Update #4
Far apart on money issues, more work to be done
The K-12 provincial bargaining committee met last week with their counterparts from the BC Public School Employers’ Association. This third session of bargaining focused primarily on monetary issues, including wages and term for a new provincial framework agreement.
VSB Employee Services is planning a retirement seminar for Wednesday April 20, 2022. So far the Municipal Pension Plan and the Employee Family Assistance speaker will only deliver virtually via Zoom.
To attend, employees must be a minimum of 50 years of age, not attended previously, and retiring within five years in order to attend.