BCGEU members ratify Esquimalt Drydock collective agreement

August 25, 2006

The BCGEU is pleased to announce that members of Local 1001 working at Esquimalt Drydock ratified the tentative agreement with their employer yesterday, by a vote of 100 per cent in favour.

To all BCGEU members of Esquimalt Drydock, Local 1001

The BCGEU is pleased to announce that members of Local 1001 working at Esquimalt Drydock ratified the tentative agreement with their employer yesterday, by a vote of 100 per cent in favour.

The terms of the agreement include:

* A three year agreement

* Pay and Benefit increases totalling approx. 12 per cent over the term of the agreement

* Wage increases of 2.5, 2, and 2 per cent over the term of the agreement

* Improvements to mileage allowances and Occupational First Aid premiums

* Double coverage and frequency for prescription eye glasses for employees, as well as the inclusion of dependents

* Substantial increases to employer contributions to the group RRSP

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