Union wage deals

New BC Federation of Labour president Sussanne Skidmore (right) and secretary-treasurer Singh Kailley were elected on Nov. 24, 2022. (Credit: BC Federation of Labour/Facebook)

The new faces of B.C.’s labour movement

BC Federation of Labour pushing for more unions, better protections under new president

  • Dec 5, 2022

 

The UBC sign is pictured at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver on April 23, 2019. Student workers at the campus are trying to unionize. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Inside the unionization battle at SFU and UBC

University workers pushing for adequate pay in increasingly expensive regions

  • Dec 5, 2022

 

British Columbia’s provincial flag flies on a flag pole in Ottawa, Friday July 3, 2020. The organization that represents the British Columbia government in negotiations with the province’s teachers says it has reached a tentative contract with educators. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

B.C. teachers union says new contract puts teachers in ‘top tier’ in Canada

Annual salaries set to increase by $6,000 to $8,500 by 3rd year

 

Ships are loaded with coal at Westshore Terminals in Delta, B.C., on Wednesday February 19, 2014, as seen from a National Aerial Surveillance Program flight. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Westshore Terminals reaches tentative deal with union, work resumes at terminal

Terms of the six-year agreement with Local 502 were not immediately available

Ships are loaded with coal at Westshore Terminals in Delta, B.C., on Wednesday February 19, 2014, as seen from a National Aerial Surveillance Program flight. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
A cleaner helps clean a classroom at a school in Vancouver, B.C. Monday, March 23, 2020. A tentative framework agreement has been reached for 40,000 unionized elementary and secondary support staff in B.C. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

B.C. government says school support staff across the province reach tentative deal

CUPE workers affected include education assistants, custodians and maintenance workers

A cleaner helps clean a classroom at a school in Vancouver, B.C. Monday, March 23, 2020. A tentative framework agreement has been reached for 40,000 unionized elementary and secondary support staff in B.C. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Hospital transfer workers are seen outside the Lynn Valley Centre care home in North Vancouver, B.C., on Wednesday, April 8, 2020. The union representing the majority of 60,000 hospital and long-term care workers in British Columbia says a tentative agreement has been reached with the Hospital Employers Association of B.C. after 65 days of contract negotiations. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Unions representing 60,000 B.C. health-care workers reach tentative contract deal

The Hospital Employees’ Union says the three-year deal includes “significant compensation improvements”

Hospital transfer workers are seen outside the Lynn Valley Centre care home in North Vancouver, B.C., on Wednesday, April 8, 2020. The union representing the majority of 60,000 hospital and long-term care workers in British Columbia says a tentative agreement has been reached with the Hospital Employers Association of B.C. after 65 days of contract negotiations. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
LifeLabs workers represented by BCEGU strike outside LifeLabs administrative offices in Burnaby on Oct. 23. (Cole Schisler photo)

Job action possible for government workers as talks with province break down, BCGEU warns

Major sticking points include cost of living adjustment, enhanced occupational health and safety

LifeLabs workers represented by BCEGU strike outside LifeLabs administrative offices in Burnaby on Oct. 23. (Cole Schisler photo)
The petition signatories include workers at Civeo at Sitka Lodge, Horizon North Dexterra at the LNG site, and Crossroads Lodge. (File photo)

200 LNG Canada camp workers push for 12 per cent wage increase amidst inflation

Union says many contracted workers left out of wage hikes last month

The petition signatories include workers at Civeo at Sitka Lodge, Horizon North Dexterra at the LNG site, and Crossroads Lodge. (File photo)
BC General Employees’ Union president Stephanie Smith at a rotating strike in Sidney/North Saanich. She says the union is at an impasse as of April 7 over wage negotiations with the B.C. Public Service Agency. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)

B.C. government worker union says contract talks with province at impasse over wages

Agreement for more than 33,000 union members expired on March 31

BC General Employees’ Union president Stephanie Smith at a rotating strike in Sidney/North Saanich. She says the union is at an impasse as of April 7 over wage negotiations with the B.C. Public Service Agency. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)
(Black Press file photo)

1-in-3 B.C. health-care workers plan to quit within the next 2 years: poll

Hospital Employees’ Union survey finds high levels of fatigue, burnout, financial stress

(Black Press file photo)