BCAA – RACC – Bargaining Bulletin #6

April 4, 2023

To: All MoveUP BCAA RACC members

Your bargaining committee met with BCAA to continue negotiations and discussion on all remaining monetary proposals, including wage increases, benefit improvements and premium reductions, expanding available leaves of absence, as well as increasing some of the other entitlements paid in your collective agreement.

BCAA presented its second wage offer to us, which proposes a four-year renewal of your collective agreement with a 4% wage increase retroactive to October 1, 2022, a 2.5% wage increase effective October 1, 2023, and again on October 1, 2024, and then a 2% wage increase effective October 1, 2025.

Your committee is unwilling to recommend this for ratification as it not only fails to keep up with the continued and unprecedented cost of living increases that we are all experiencing, but also fails to recognize your efforts and contributions over recent years that have made BCAA the success it is today. Your bargaining committee made it clear to BCAA that substantial improvement was necessary to address the areas of the collective agreement you told us have fallen behind.

Your bargaining committee has proposed a three-year renewal of the agreement with a $2.00 per hour increase for all salary grades, retroactive to October 1, 2022, as well as in each subsequent year of the agreement to address your ever-increasing cost of living.

Your bargaining committee has an additional date with BCAA later this month to continue negotiations.  We will update you on any progress made and will be considering our next step should we reach impasse. We recognize that you are anxious for us to conclude bargaining and may be wondering what is taking so long. As a committee, we remain committed to reaching a fair deal, but we are also careful not to rush and make unnecessary errors. We appreciate everyone’s patience as we get the best deal for you.

If you have any questions for your bargaining committee, please email or

In solidarity,

Darshan Andrews, Bargaining Committee Member
Carrie Michaels, Bargaining Committee Member
Sonya Bahia, Bargaining Committee Member
Dora Wong, Union Representative
Trevor Hansen, Union Representative

File Number: 23-BCAA RACC-BARG-Bargaining Update #6-April 04
Union Label: vs:USW2009


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