Crd Cupe Collective Agreement

City employees in the Capital District today ratified a new collective agreement. Last week, an interim agreement was reached after two days of conciliation negotiations. The current collective agreement with the West Shore Parks and Recreation Society (WSPRS) expires on December 31, 2020. We have not yet reached an agreement with WSPRS management. Negotiations for our HIVA members are also over. HIVA members voted to ratify the proposed changes to the collective agreement in early 2019. The new collective agreement will take effect from April 1, 2019 to March 31, 2022. For more information, visit the CUPE Community Health website: CUPE 1978 members representing municipal workers in Victoria`s Capital District, B.C. today ratified a new collective agreement. “In addition to reduced job security, auxiliaries are denied many of the benefits granted to ordinary employees, which we find unacceptable. This agreement gives us the opportunity to find a solution to their precariousness by creating new regular, continuous-term and part-time jobs,” said Mr. Illi.

In the face of the pandemic, the Union and the employer`s bargaining partner – the Greater Victoria Labour Relation Association (GVLRA) – negotiated a one-year rollover contract, with a 2% pay increase as of January 1, 2021. This issue was discussed at the general meeting on 25 November 2020, after which the online vote took place. Members voted overwhelmingly in favour of the rollover agreement. Please read the FAQ and the summary below. The interim agreement was reached on 14 August after two days of conciliation negotiations. The four-year contract provides for annual salary increases and a plan for the parties involved in the regularization of auxiliary staff, a central point in the negotiations given the approximately 375 auxiliaries in the Capital District. The current collective agreement with the Capital District (CRD) expires on 31 December 2020. “The main issue to negotiate is improving benefits for casual and auxiliary workers,” says Illi. “These workers are not entitled to the majority benefits of the collective agreement, so they receive an hourly bonus instead.

One of our top priorities in this round of negotiations is to modestly increase this hourly bonus for our weaker members, who often do not have job security, reliable working time or consistent schedules. To date, the Greater Victoria Labour Relations Board and the DRC were not prepared to seriously consider this proposal and, as a result, we have found ourselves in a deadlock in the negotiations. Negotiations with GVHS ended in April 2019. This collective agreement is applicable until December 31, 2023. . CUPE 1978 represents approximately 1,200 members in the Greater Victoria region, including 1,000 members who work for the DRC and provide important municipal services to residents and businesses. Illi says the most open topic is the union`s request to “moderately” increase the 14% hourly premium paid to casual and auxiliary workers instead of benefits. “Tools mean they have not set a timetable and are called as needed.