BURNABY, BC, April 20, 2015 /CNW/ - The B.C. Government and Service
Employees Union announced today that BCGEU vocational instructors at
B.C. Institute of Technology (BCIT) have voted 90 per cent in favour of
taking strike action if necessary, to gain a fair collective agreement.
Significant issues remaining on the bargaining table include salaries,
health and welfare benefits, contact hours and intellectual property
rights, among others.
The strike vote provides strong support to the instructors' bargaining
committee as the union and employer prepare to enter into mediation, in
an effort to reach a negotiated agreement. Mediation is scheduled to
begin on May 12 and 13, 2015.
The BCGEU represents 314 vocational instructors at BCIT.
SOURCE B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union
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contact Chris Bradshaw at 604-291-9611 or 604-369-8411