Compensation package now on bargaining table as unions continue negotiations with AdvoCare

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The joint B.C. Government and Service Employees’ Union (BCGEU) and the Hospital Employees’ Union (HEU) bargaining committee have just tabled its compensation package as negotiations for a first contract with AdvoCare continue.

Following a series of talks with AdvoCare representatives this summer, the union bargaining committee says both parties have reached agreement on more non-monetary language.

During meetings at the end of July, the bargaining committee identified wages, health and welfare benefits, sick time, vacation time and better protection for Community Health Workers as priorities. And those priorities are reflected in the unions’ monetary package, which was tabled on August 6 and 7.

The employer will provide a comprehensive response when the parties meet next on September 24, 25 and 26.

The unions represent workers who provide support and care services in

Park Place
’s assisted living and complex care facilities through a polyparty certification. BCGEU members work at Picadilly Care Centre in Salmon Arm, SunVillage in Penticton, and Windsor Manor in Kelowna. HEU members work at MountainLake in Nelson.

If you have any questions about negotiations, please contact your member-bargaining representatives or union staff representatives Barbara Offen (BCGEU) or Heather Compton (HEU).