Ratification Vote Results

Message from the President: Ratification Results

Sisters and Brothers,

Last night, the membership of our local union voted to ratify the Memorandums of Agreement between this local and the City of Burnaby as well as the Burnaby Public Library Board. The vote was overwhelmingly in favour: 80% for the City and 89% for the Library. The City Council and the Library Board will be voting on ratification next week.

Wage increases arising from the Memorandum will take effect as of the date of ratification and, in discussion with Human Resources, we anticipate that those wage increases will be reflected on the second pay period in September. A separate pay for retroactive wages will be issued at that time.

We anticipate that the new Collective Agreements will be finalized and printed by mid autumn.

I would like to thank our members who came out and participated in the vote and I want to take this opportunity to thank the members of the Elections Committee and our office support staff who made sure that the vote went smoothly. Once again, I would like to express my appreciation to the members of the Bargaining Committee for their hard work during the bargaining process.

In solidarity,
Simon Challenger

Ratification Results 2016