ICBC – Job Steward Bargaining Preparation Meetings

To: All ICBC MoveUP Job Stewards and Executive Councillors

As you know, our collective agreement expires on June 30, 2022. The process of preparing for collective bargaining has already begun at MoveUP.

Just as we did three years ago, we are planning full day meetings with all our job stewards and councillors in December and January. We will be discussing what it means to be in collective bargaining, how the bargaining process works, and what you can expect over the next while.

These meetings are for all stewards, and we encourage you to sign up, attend and participate.

Preparing for Your Session

You should arrive with three items that you want to see addressed in the next round of bargaining. Along with the problem, bring a solution, or optional solutions. Remember, you know the work, which means you also know the solutions.

Be prepared to discuss your ideas and the ideas of your fellow stewards. These sessions are for us to work as a team, and to help set the direction of bargaining.

Register for one of the following sessions below.

Each session will go from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

1.     November 30 – Kelowna

This session is intended for job stewards from Kamloops, Salmon Arm, Vernon, Kelowna and Penticton. Anyone travelling from Kamloops or Salmon Arm is entitled to accommodation for the night of November 29th.

2.     December 1 – MoveUP Office – Burnaby

This session is intended for job stewards from Vancouver, Burnaby, New Westminster and Coquitlam.

3.     December 2 – North Vancouver

This session is intended for job stewards from North Vancouver, West Vancouver, Vancouver and Burnaby.

4.     December 7 – Richmond 

This session is intended for job stewards from Richmond, Vancouver, New Westminster, Northern BC, the Interior (if not able to attend on November 30th in Kelowna) and Kootenays.

5.     December 8 – Surrey – GCC

This session is intended for job stewards from Guildford Corporate Centre.

6.     December 9 – Surrey

This session is intended for job stewards from Surrey, Langley, Maple Ridge, Abbotsford, Chilliwack.

7.     December 15 – Victoria

This session is intended for job stewards from Victoria, Duncan, Nanaimo, Courtenay and Campbell River. Anyone travelling from Courtenay or Campbell River is entitled to accommodation for the night December 14th or may choose to attend the meeting in Richmond on December 7th.

8.    January 12 –  On-line session

This session is intended for job stewards who cannot attend any of the in-person sessions and still would like to participate. We strongly encourage folks to register for one of the in-person sessions, wherever possible.

You must register for a session no later than November 22, 2021, or you will not be able to attend.

If you have any questions or concerns, please email Harj Parmar and Lisa Jeffery at

Confirmation of your registration will be emailed to you along with your book off, and travel/accommodation information, if applicable.

We look forward to seeing everyone at these sessions.

In solidarity,

Annette Toth, Vice-President
Kevin Smyth, Senior Union Representative
Trevor Hansen, Union Representative

*Please note that all participants must be fully vaccinated for the in-person sessions. Your vaccination status will be checked by the host prior to entering the room.

**For those attending the meeting at the MoveUP office on December 1, will also be required to complete the COVID self-assessment. Information will be sent to those specific participants in advance.

cc: Executive Board

File Number: 21-ICBC-BARG-PREP-Meetings-Nov 10
Union Label: AT:hp usw2009


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