VANCOUVER, March 18, 2014 /CNW/ - Following the sudden lay off of nine
employees - all BCGEU members - at the Salvation Army National
Recycling Operation in February, both the employer and the union have
since met and have reached a decision. Both parties have negotiated an
BCGEU President Darryl Walker says the union has been dedicated to
ensuring a fair deal for the Salvation Army employees. "We are pleased
with the agreement, as it is a good resolution for our members," says
President Walker. "The employer followed the process required and the
union will continue to assist the nine employees and ensure our members
are treated with the fairness and respect that they deserve."
The employees - some of whom had over 20 years of service with Salvation
Army - were responsible for sorting items donated by the public in its
Victoria recycling and distribution warehouse.
SOURCE: B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union
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