Local Bargaining Update-October 17, 2022

Oct 17, 2022

Your Local Bargaining Committee- Tim De Vivo, Tim Chester, Harjit Khangura, Antoinette Cominetti and Livia Hisaoka- have met with VSB representatives for several collective bargaining sessions, with more scheduled through to early December 2022. 

To date, the Parties have signed off a few items, however, there remains much work to do at the bargaining table.  Regretably, despite this being a “post covid” round of bargaining, the VSB has tabled a number of contract concessions, something that was not seen at the provincial bargaining table during the negotiation of the Provincial Framework Agreement (“PFA”).  

On your behalf, the employer has been told we will not accept concessions.

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Provincial Bargaining Update #6-June 24, 2022

Jun 24, 2022

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.

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Provincial Bargaining Update #5-April 7, 2022

Apr 11, 2022

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.

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Updates announced for K-12 COVID protocols

Mar 11, 2022

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.

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Provincial Bargaining Update #4-March 10, 2022

Mar 10, 2022

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.

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