Face-to-face bargaining took place at the BCGEU Victoria office on three days in January.
We are having difficulty arranging further meeting dates to bargain. We have offered four consecutive days in each of three different weeks. The Employer is advising that they are only available for very limited single days to bargain until May.
Minor housekeeping matters have been signed off. All substantive issues remain open, including concessions tabled by the Employer. Your committee received a clear message from the membership – no concessions.
Your committee has decided to take a strike vote to send the no concessions message to the Employer.
Please review the attached Notice of Poll. We will meet with each office to discuss what this means, and to update bargaining and to answer your questions prior to the vote.
Please make the time to attend the meeting for your office for this important discussion. Light refreshments will be provided.
Louise Anthony, Bargaining Committee Member
Linda Pakos, Bargaining Committee Member
Chris Poole, Bargaining Committee Chair
Frank Greenlay, Staff Representative – Negotiations