Date: June 16, 2015
To: All BCGEU Members at Valleyhaven Retirement Community
Re: Tentative Agreement Reached - Ratification Meeting
On June 12, 2015 the BCGEU and Valleyhaven Retirement Community reached a tentative agreement in mediation. We believe we were able to achieve the best outcome possible and we are therefore recommending acceptance of the tentative agreement.
A ratification meeting and vote will be held as follows:
Highlights of the tentative four year agreement include general wage increases, an increase in the employer paid share of MSP premiums, additional sick time and an increase in vacation entitlement per year after completing three years of employment.
A comprehensive report will be issued to all members at the ratification meeting.
Your bargaining committee and the staff representatives will be present at the meeting to answer any questions you may have. Please make every effort to attend and cast your ballot.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your support during this process.
Wendy Sturm – Committee Chair
Diana Neste – Committee Member
Ashley Oesch – Committee Member
Barbara Crowley – BCGEU Staff Representative, Negotiations
Laura O’Neill – BCGEU Staff Representative, Negotiations