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Updates

It’s up for discussion in BC – and many other places. Employers, supervisors, and workers in BC are invited to share their views on a discussion paper and proposed new OHS policies regarding workplace bullying and harassment, published by WorkSafeBC

BC employers, supervisors, and employees in all industries are asked to share comments in support for – or disagreement with – the new policy.

Effective Aug 17th Joanna Schultz is no longer the BC Regional Coordinator, she is leaving to take on new challenges as a small business person. Garry Fraser will be the Acting Regional Coordinator until Sept 30th or such time as a competition is held.

Last weekend members who work at Purolator Inc. from local UPCE 20095 educated themselves on their union, the collective bargaining process, discussed work place issues, and elected their bargaining team. 

Your bargaining team members are Joanne Hay, Karen Hirst, Amanda Dawe, and Sandra Jewitt as an alternate.

Background

The FB bargaining team returned to the bargaining table in June 2012. No progress was made as CBSA/Treasury Board continued to insist on concessions and rejected our call for parity with other federal enforcement workers under the Ministry of Public Safety.

As per federal law, the FB bargaining team subsequently contacted the Public Service Labour Relations Board this spring when negotiations reached impasse

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