Okanagan College Support Staff BCGEU Members - Bargaining Stalled!

August 30, 2010

Date:August 27, 2010

To:All Okanagan College Support Staff BCGEU Members

 

LOCAL ISSUES BARGAINING STALLED - EMPLOYER SEEKING CONCESSIONS WHILE OFFERING NOTHING!

 

Your Bargaining Committee resumed local issues bargaining with the College on August 23rd.  The Employer is seeking a large number of concessions in bargaining.  The Union has repeatedly informed the College’s representatives that there will be no concessions, particularly when the College is following the Government’s mandate to have no increases in wages or benefits.  On August 25th the parties agreed to adjourn local issues bargaining as little progress was being made.  The parties have agreed to wait to see if any progress is made at the Provincial Common Table bargaining which will likely start by October.

We remain hopeful for a breakthrough at the Provincial Common Bargaining Table.

 

In solidarity

Dianne Crommer, Bargaining Committee Chair

Val Tuhkala, Bargaining Committee Member

Greg Fjetland,  Bargaining Committee Member

Leslie Honscharow, Bargaining Committee Member

Rob Wotherspoon, BCGEU Staff Representative