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17, the joint HEU/BCGEU bargaining
committee tabled its non-monetary proposals when it met with Advocare in Kelowna. Bargaining
protocol was also discussed and established.
addition, the unions raised the issue of mandatory charitable donations taken
off new hires’ paycheques and directed to unnamed charities. These
deductions were a condition of employment for any new worker being hired by
Advocare. After discussion, Advocare agreed to discontinue this practice.
resume in Kelowna
on June 4 and 5 at which time Advocare will respond to the unions’ non-monetary
bargaining committee includes chief operating officer Patricia Gutcher, general
manager Heather Young and hired bargaining spokesperson Jay Sharun of Western
If you have
any questions about negotiations, please contact your member-bargaining
representatives or union staff persons Barbara Offen of the B.C. Government and
Service Employees’ Union or Heather Compton
of the Hospital Employees’ Union.
The unions represent workers who provide support and care
services in Park Place
assisted living and complex care facilities through a polyparty certification.
BCGEU members work at Picadilly Care Centre in Salmon Arm, SunVillage
and Windsor Manor in Kelowna
members work at MountainLake