Joint union bargaining committee to meet with Advocare on April 17

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The joint BC Government and Service Employees’ Union and the Hospital Employees’ Union bargaining committee – representing members working for Advocare at several sites in the Interior Health Authority – has been working to develop a bargaining package. The language of the proposals is a result of input from member meetings, bargaining surveys and bargaining committee representatives.

Advocare and the unions will meet on April 17 in Kelowna to discuss a protocol for negotiations and to table the unions’ non-monetary proposals. At that time, the parties will also schedule more bargaining dates.

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.

HEU bargaining committee members are Linda Hunter and Bonnie McKay, with Natley Brar as the alternate, and Heather Compton, the HEU staff representative. BCGEU bargaining committee members are Michelle Larson and alternate Doris Johnny from Picadilly Care Centre, Chris Cousins from SunVillage, and Karen Barlett, Tamara Hammell and alternate Natasha Carlson from Windsor Manor, and BCGEU staff representative Barbara Offen.