When and how we bargain depends on which work unit is involved. The current round of bargaining is for the CRD and WSPRS whose contracts expired at the end of 2016.
Our new CUPE National representative arrived recently and we are reviewing our proposals with him and getting him up to speed on the issues raised by the membership through the bargaining survey and in person last year.
One part of the bargaining process is to establish mutually agreeable dates to commence negotiations. The CUPE National representative acts as our agent in communicating with the employers’ bargaining agent (GVLRA). Getting dates has been a challenge, but we have now secured a date in late March 2018 to exchange proposals with the GVLRA and to get to the table in mid-April to begin the actual bargaining process.
Before we exchange the proposals we will hold a Special Membership Meeting in mid-March to have you review and ratify our proposals. Details will be posted on Facebook and our website closer to the date.
Please come to our next Regular Membership Meeting on Wednesday, February 28, 2018 for more updates.
Bargaining for our VIHA members, whose contract expires in 2019, is just beginning to start up.
CRD (Capital Regional District) – Jan 1, 2014 – Dec 31, 2016
GVHS (Greater Victoria Housing Society) – Jan 1, 2014 – Dec 31, 2018
VIHA (Island Health) – Health Science Professionals Bargaining Association – Apr 1, 2012 – Mar 31, 2019
WSPRS (West Shore Parks and Recreation Society) – Jan 1, 2014 – Dec 31, 2016