Friday, August 31, 2007

Vancouver NOT Last City to Settle

As of August 29, 2007
The Greater Vancouver Regional Labour Relations Bureau Backgrounder

The Greater Vancouver Regional District (GVRD) includes the cities of Burnaby, Coquitlam, Langley, New Westminster, North Vancouver, Port Moody, Pitt Meadows, Vancouver and White Rock; the Districts of North Vancouver, Maple Ridge and West Vancouver; the Corporation of Delta; and the Township of Langley.

The Greater Vancouver Regional Labour Relations Bureau is comprised of elected official representatives from member municipalities that assist with bargaining for more than 60 collective agreements on behalf of its members and associated organizations.

The negotiators in the Collective Bargaining Division work with staff from the member municipalities and other organizations to conclude agreements covering more than 15,000 employees across the GVRD.

Since October 2006, the Greater Vancouver Regional Labour Relations Bureau, on behalf of its member municipalities and their CUPE locals, has been negotiating to renew the collective agreements covering approximately 15,000 members. The vast majority of the agreements expired on December 31, 2006.

Bargaining status

The following employers are no longer in mediation and CUPE locals have enacted job action:

City of Vancouver (outside)
Vancouver Park Board (outside)
City of Vancouver (inside)
Vancouver Public Library

The following employers are bargaining, but not in mediation:

Coquitlam Public Library
City of Langley
Township of Langley

The following employers have not yet commenced bargaining:

City of Coquitlam
City of New Westminster
City of Pitt Meadows
District of Maple Ridge

The following employer has reached a tentative settlement and is awaiting ratification vote:

City of White Rock
North Vancouver City

The following employers have reached new collective agreements:

City of Port Moody (outside workers)
City of Port Moody (inside workers)
Port Moody Police Board (civilian)
City of Burnaby (inside, outside, foremen workers)
Burnaby Public Library
Corporation of Delta
Delta Police Board (civilian staff)
North Vancouver District
North Vancouver Recreation Commission
North Vancouver City Library

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