BCGEU reaches five-year tentative agreements for workers in direct government, community health and community social services

December 3, 2013

The BCGEU and two bargaining associations have reached tentative agreements for 25,000 BCGEU members who work for direct government, 15,000 members in the community health subsector and 11,000 members in community social services.

“The BCGEU’s Provincial Executive approved early talks with government. We entered into negotiations seeking fair and reasonable wage increases, market adjustments and job security for our members,” says BCGEU president Darryl Walker. “In these uncertain economic times these tentative agreements are an investment in public services in our province and the women and men who deliver them.”

The five-year tentative agreements expire on March 31, 2019 and include:

  • wage increases in four of the five years of the agreement;
  • market adjustments in all three sectors;
  • job protection language, and
  • in addition to the negotiated wage increases, the Economic Stability Dividend will generate added wage increases in years when the provincial GDP growth exceeds projections.

Details of the tentative agreements will be posted on the BCGEU website soon.

Members are encouraged to keep watching www.bcgeu.ca for more information on the tentative agreements and the ratification process.