CapilanoU – Bargaining Update #6

October 6, 2022

To: All MoveUP members at CapilanoU

We’re writing to you today to keep you in the loop regarding bargaining.

Public Sector Ratification:

As discussed in our last bulletin, the BCGEU and the Facilities Bargaining Association (led by the Hospital Employees’ Union) both recently announced they had reached tentative deals with their respective public sector employers. Those unions are recommending that their respective members vote yes to accepting their deals. The ratification is currently underway and we expect at least one will be concluded within the next two weeks.

Both the BCGEU and HEU announced identical wage package as follows:

Year 1 – Effective April 1, 2022 increase all rates of pay by 25 cents per hour and then increase all rates of pay by 3.24%.
Year 2 – Effective April 1, 2023 increase rates of pay by the annualized average of BC CPI over 12 months starting on March 1, 2022 to a minimum of 5.5% and a maximum of 6.75%.
Year 3 – Effective April 1, 2024 increase rates of pay by the annualized average of BC CPI over 12 months starting on March 1, 2023 to a minimum of 2% and a maximum of 3%.

What’s the status of our negotiations?

We’ve met with the Employer to negotiate the next term of the Collective Agreement over 7 days on May 25th, 26th, July 6th, July 19th, July 26th, September 23rd, and October 4th. Our next bargaining date is currently scheduled for October 26th, as our scheduled session for next week was cancelled at the request of the employer. The parties are currently scheduling additional dates into December.

Progress at the table has been steady, but slow.  We currently have tentative sign offs on six proposals of a total 26 proposals at discussion at the table.  The Employer advised at our last meeting that they wish to revisit a number of concessionary items that we have already communicated that we have no interest in discussing. The Employer wishes to “provide detailed rationale” for our consideration. Our position is clear. There is no rationale that will convince the Union to accept cuts to our Collective Agreement. Full stop.

We’ll keep you posted, and we appreciate your ongoing support and solidarity.

Get involved:


This is your contract. You are the Union. Help us out by staying informed, reading our bulletins, and coming to our monthly membership meetings.

Update your contact information if you haven’t done so already, so we can ensure that you are getting up-to-date information on the status of our negotiations. You can update us here.

If you have any questions or concerns about bargaining, reach out to your stewards, your councillors, or e-mail Nathan (, or Christy (

In solidarity,

Eric Roberts, Executive Councillor
Darin Feist, Executive Councillor
Suzanne Perreault, Executive Councillor

Christy Slusarenko, Vice-President of Combined Units
Nathan Beausoleil, Union Representative



File Number: 22-CAPU-BARG-BLTN-CapilanoU – Bargaining Update #6-Oct-6
Union Label: jb:usw2009


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