The new BCCGEU/NUPGE members work in the Vancity Visa Cardholder Care, Visa Cardholder Credit and Visa Cardholder Collections and Fraud departments. They now have access to the Vancity collective agreement and will negotiate specific terms for their departments. The entire De Vancity bargaining unit will renegotiate the collective agreement at the end of 2015. Call Jonny at 778-240-2279 or email organizing@bcgeu.ca to find out how to benefit from a collective agreement and union representation. “Financial institution workers have joined our union because they see the value of having a voice in the workplace,” said BCGEU President Stephanie Smith. “You understand that significant gains for workers are made through collective bargaining and protected by solidarity in the workplace.” We would like to remind city councillors that, in the collective agreement, they have the right to have a steward attend attendance management meetings. Members should ask for it to ensure that their rights are respected. Email us to livingwage@vancity.com for more information Harp Dhillon, a long-time Vancity employee who has been supported at the Member Services Centre for five years, BCGEU/NUPGE Steward. “I`ve shared the same floor with Visa staff for a few years and it`s great to see how they organize themselves to get the same right to negotiate their working conditions as we have,” Dhillon said. The City of Vancouver Engineering Unit is one of the largest work units within CUPE 1004. We want to share what we have learned with other employers — the more employers join us to pay a minimum wage, the more we can influence our local communities.

Download the Plan for the Disabled Document: 2015 Dec. 18 VOC – CUPE 1004 Vulnerability Plan appointments were selected to elect a negotiating committee in preparation for the upcoming negotiations. The following candidates were elected to the City of Vancouver`s negotiating committee: . Download our guide: Living Wage Roadmap for Large Employers (PDF, 1.9MB) “We are proud to represent Vancity employees and are pleased to welcome the Visa Vancity team to the union now,” said BCGEU President Smith. As employers for living wages, we are putting prosperity into the communities where we live and work. This is one of the best local economic development strategies we can implement. Visa Centre employees are joining a growing number of Vancity BCGEU/NUPGE members. Vancity is one of Canada`s largest minimum wage employers. Vancity is committed to meeting (or exceeding) the annual minimum wage for our employees and contract suppliers. Although the minimum wage has fallen slightly in 2019, we have committed to continue paying the $20.91 per hour rate in 2018, a direct result of government investments in child care programs. “More money in the hands of working families is an important way to solve family and child poverty.” SD 93 The B.C. Francophone School Board SD 93 Salary Grid While this is a significant change, the uncertainties and emergency government response initiatives associated with COVID-19 have made it very difficult to accurately calculate the life rates of each campaign this year.