Bargaining and Contract Negotiation

When and how we bargain depends on which work unit is involved.

Health Science Professionals at Island Health (VIHA)

Please check your personal email for details of the ratification information sessions that will be held between December 5 and December 16. Voting will take place between December 14 and December 21, 2022.

Capital Regional District (CRD)

Bargaining with CRD is now complete and the Memorandum of Settlement has been ratified by all parties. The new terms are in effect as of November 24, 2022. We will work with CRD management on implementing the new flexible work hours and work-from-home options, as well as getting an updated pay schedule, and finally a new version of the collective agreement. Meanwhile the following documents are available for download:

West Shore Parks and Recreation Society (WSPRS)

Following ratification by all parties in October 2021, the new collective agreement – effective from January 1, 2021, to December 31, 2023 – is available for download, using the list on the right of this page.

Greater Victoria Housing Society (GVHS)

Bargaining with GVHS was completed in April 2019. That collective agreement is valid until December 31, 2023.

In April, 2022, GVHS management proposed a $1.25 wage increase for all union members, on top of the 2% increase on January 1 which had been agreed to in bargaining. This led to an updated pay schedule.

CURRENT Collective Agreements

CRD (Capital Regional District) – Jan 1, 2017 – Dec 31, 2020

CRD 2021 Pay Schedules

LOU for Core Area Wastewater Treatment and Conveyance Operations at CRD – August 7, 2019

GVHS (Greater Victoria Housing Society) – Jan 1, 2019 – Dec 31, 2023

GVHS Pay Schedule – Jan 1, 2022 – Dec 31, 2023

HSPBA/VIHA (Island Health – Health Science Professionals) – Apr 1, 2019 – Mar 31, 2022

WSPRS (West Shore Parks and Recreation Society) – Jan 1, 2021 – Dec 31, 2023

Martine King, Panorama Recreation Centre CRD Steward
James Brenay, CRD Integrated Water Services, Tennyson Avenue CRD Chair
Tyler Lynk, CRD Integrated Water Services, McLoughlin Wastewater Treatment Plant CRD Steward
CRD Parks & Environmental Services, Hartland Landfill CRD Steward
Shane Reimer, CRD Parks & Environmental Services, Regional Parks CRD Coordinator
Coral Lee Henderson, CRD Bylaw and Animal Care Services CRD Steward
Graziella Martin, CRD Parks & Environmental Services, Regional Parks CRD Steward
CRD Integrated Water Services CRD Steward
CRD Steward
Brett Wicker, Panorama Recreation Centre CRD Steward
CRD Steward
CRD Integrated Water Services, Macaulay Point CRD Steward
CRD Steward
Blair Barrett, CRD Parks & Environmental Services, Regional Parks CRD Steward
CRD Integrated Water Services, Tennyson Avenue CRD Steward
Panorama Recreation Centre CRD Steward
Tom Judge GVHS Steward
WSPRS Steward
Michael McKinley VIHA Steward
Job Action Email
Sceni Powers, CRD Financial Services, Major Projects Trustee
Carli Hliva, CRD Parks & Environmental Services, Hartland Landfill Trustee
Frieda Shabrang, CRD Vice President
Tom Benjamin, CUPE Local 1978 President
Karley Field, CRD Finance, Payroll
Swati Scott VIHA Coordinator
James Kroening, CRD Integrated Water Services, Saanich Peninsula Wastewater Treatment Plant CRD Coordinator
Ryan Swan, Tony Smerychynski, CRD Integrated Water Services, McLoughlin Point Wastewater Treatment Plant CRD Coordinator
Tony Smerychynski, CRD Integrated Water Services, McLoughlin Point Wastewater Treatment Plant CRD Coordinator
Brendon Parker, CRD Parks & Environmental Services, Hartland Landfill CRD Steward
Jayden Grieve Chair GVHS
Lindsay Fumalle VIHA Chair
Shawn Davies, West Shore Parks & Recreation WSPRS Chair
Shirley Lyons, CRD Parks & Environmental Services, Environmental Protection Treasurer
Coral Henderson, CRD Bylaw and Animal Care Services Secretary
Debbie Schoening, CRD Parks & Environmental Services, Regional Parks Trustee