BCAA- RACC -Bargaining Update – November 20
November 20, 2018
To: All BCAA RACC members at home
The parties met on October 26 and November 19 to continue negotiations. We have now had considerable discussion on all monetary and non-monetary proposals and wish to inform you on the status of those discussions. The parties have agreed to some “housekeeping” and less substantial proposals to-date, however, the parties remain apart on more substantial proposals. Your union has proposed language to improve the following items, which include, but are not limited to:
- New union hire orientation on paid time
- Union leave rights
- Timely discipline by management
- Reducing the sunset on disciplinary records
- Job posting requirements
- Acting pay
- Work scheduling (including grandparenting Dispatch shifts)
- Vacation entitlements
- Health and Wellness benefits
- Bereavement Leave
- Maternity Leave
We have also proposed a three year term for the renewed collective agreement (2018 – 2021) with a 4% wage increase in each year of the agreement. BCAA is resistant to agreeing to the above-mentioned proposals in a meaningful way, and in some cases, has refused them altogether.
BCAA has proposed a four year renewal (2018 – 2022) with wage increases in each of the four years as follows: 2%, 1.5%, 1.5%, 1.5%. We know that BCAA can do better and have agreed to reconvene negotiations on December 5 & 20 and we expect to see considerable improvements to BCAA’s offer at that time.
If you have any questions, please speak with a member of your bargaining committee.