“Both VCC and the VCC Faculty Association have worked hard to secure this interim agreement. I commend everyone involved for creating a stable learning environment for students. “I congratulate the negotiators of the VCC and the faculty federations for reaching a provisional agreement in the negotiations. This is another example of the kind of cooperation needed in these difficult times. “I would really like to congratulate our Chief Negotiator Jo Hansen, the Bargaining Committee and our National Representative for their perseverance and commitment,” said CHRIS Joyce, President of CUPE 4627. He noted that negotiations began in July and that many meetings were necessary to reach an agreement. VANCOUVER – CUPE 4627, the auxiliary staff at Vancouver Community College, ratified a preliminary agreement reached late last week. The preliminary agreement includes approximately 950 employees who offer courses at both Vancouver Community College sites. Members of the Faculties Association are expected to vote on the agreement before the end of May. * There are approximately 306,000 unionized employees in B.C.`s public sector, the vast majority of whom have agreements that expired between March 31, 2010 and December 31, 2010. For more than 60 years, the VCCFA has been responsible for collective bargaining for all faculty members at Vancouver Community College.
We are committed to promoting and maintaining good working conditions for all faculties. More than two-thirds of these workers have meanwhile renegotiated agreements that were due to expire in 2010, including agreements covering 99% of health workers. Vancouver Community College has entered into a two-year preliminary agreement with the Vancouver Community College Faculty Association as part of the 2010 government mandate, Finance Minister Kevin Falcon announced. The government has already announced its intention to control salary expenditures during this round of negotiations. To protect jobs and vital services that British Columbians depend on, the province does not have funding for new wage increases as collective agreements are renewed. The contract is fully retroactive to October 1, 2015 and includes excellent enhancements to vision care, hearing aids and life insurance, as well as dental and chiropractic services. On the wage front, the contract follows the provincial government`s current five-year mandate of 5.5 per cent and includes the economic stability dividend. Contact Province B.C. under: www.gov.bc.ca/connect If you have questions about your rights at work, the best person you can talk to is a man you trust. General inquiries can be directed to CUPE 4627.
Deanne Chief Shop Steward firstname.lastname@example.org “All parties involved in the negotiations were highly motivated to seek a solution in the best interest of the VCC students. Our Board of Governors and the VCC management team appreciate this positive cooperation. Here are some questions we are most often asked. CUPE 4627 is a member of CUPE National, the largest union in Canada. We represent the more than 600 employees of Vancouver Community College. We are proud, passionate and dedicated educators. Find out how seniority is calculated and check your eligibility. Chris Joyce CUPE 4627 President 778.321.4627 Ross IdlerCUPE National Servicing Representative 604.291.1940 Janet SzliskeCUPE Communications Representative 604.454.7293 Do you have any doubts, problems or just want to know more about your rights as a faculty member of Vancouver Community College? The VCCFA is here to help and support you! CUPE 4627 represents more than 600 support staff at Vancouver Community College, including clerics, administration, technology, warehouses, program assistants, cafeteria and library. Click here for the final collective agreement 2014 – 2019.
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