The BCGEU and Centerplate have met and have agreed that it would be in our best interest to delay the commencement of bargaining until after the reopening of the stadium.
This will allow for the union and employer to welcome back the returning and new employees and allow for everyone to get settled into our newly renovated stadium.
As notice to bargain has already been served to the employer, the union will elect its bargaining committee and will be prepared to set dates with the employer in early December 2011.
The BCGEU maintains that the current collective agreement remains in full force and effect during the bargaining process, as per Article 33.2 Notice to Bargain.
This is an exciting time for all British Columbians and we look forward to working with you and the management team at Centerplate.