When and how we bargain depends on which work unit is involved.
West Shore Parks and Recreation Society
The current collective agreement with the WSPRS (West Shore Parks and Recreation Society) expired on December 31, 2020. The West Shore employer decided that they wanted to bargain this year, so we will be contacting members for their input on proposals and then scheduling meetings with the employer. We are meeting with WSPR members on May 25 at 5:30 PM via Zoom. Please see the meetings page for details.
CRD Bargaining Survey
To prepare for bargaining with the CRD in 2021 we have recently sent a survey to CRD members. If you have not received one, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and ask to be added to the email list and sent an invitation to the survey.
CRD Rollover Agreement
The current collective agreement with the CRD (Capital Regional District) expired on December 31, 2020.
Given the pandemic the Union and the employer’s bargaining agent – the Greater Victoria Labour Relations Association (GVLRA) – negotiated a rollover agreement for 1 year, including a 2% pay raise on January 1, 2021. This was discussed at the General Membership meeting on November 25, 2020, and on-line voting took place afterwards. The membership voted overwhelmingly in favour of accepting the rollover agreement. Please read the FAQ and the summary below.
Memorandum of Agreement with the GVLRA and CRD:
- The terms and conditions of the current 2017-2020 collective agreement will continue to apply for one (1) year, until December 31, 2021.
- Effective January 1, 2021, a two per cent (2.0 %) general wage increase shall be applied to the existing wages schedules.
- 2021 Pay Schedules.
Health Science Professionals at Island Health (VIHA)
Bargaining for our VIHA members is also complete. Members at VIHA voted in early 2019 to ratify the proposed changes to the collective agreement. The new Collective Agreement is effective from April 1, 2019 to March 31, 2022. Please refer to the CUPE Community Health website for more details:
Preparation for the next round of bargaining is underway. Please see the CUPE Community Health website for details.
Greater Victoria Housing Society (GVHS)
Bargaining with GVHS was completed in April 2019. That collective agreement is valid until December 31, 2023.
CRD (Capital Regional District) – Jan 1, 2017 – Dec 31, 2020
GVHS (Greater Victoria Housing Society) – Jan 1, 2019 – Dec 31, 2023
VIHA (Island Health – Health Science Professionals) – Apr 1, 2019 – Mar 31, 2022
WSPRS (West Shore Parks and Recreation Society) – Jan 1, 2017 – Dec 31, 2020