Lake City Bargaining Update

July 9, 2010

To: All BCGEU Members – Lake City Casinos

Re: Collective Bargaining

Your bargaining committee was able to meet for two days, July 7th and 8th, in the Kelowna Area Office for the preparation of collective agreement negotiations with our employer.

We were able to review the many questionnaires we received, thank-you, as well as having an opportunity to study the most recent collective agreements that were ratified over the last seven months or so – the Grand Villa and the Starlight. It was interesting to see how those committees used various provisions found in our Agreement and then worked to improve on some specific Articles that they felt were more beneficial to their respective members.

Summer time has some inherent scheduling difficulties for both the employer and the union, but we as a committee will be looking to get back together as a group for a few more days to finalize our package of proposals. Once they are completed, we will be working to get some bargaining dates established with the employer.

In solidarity

Steve Branston, Bargaining Committee Chairperson
Robert Burton, Bargaining Committee Member
Gale Hazelton, Bargaining Committee Member
Sharon Kuchuk, Bargaining Committee Member
Mike Orders, Staff Representative, Negotiations