MoveUP Reaches Tentative Agreement With ICBC
VANCOUVER – The Canadian Office and Professional Employees Union (COPE) Local 378 has reached a tentative agreement with the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia (ICBC) and is in the process of conducting meetings with members before a ratification vote in late March.
The tentative agreement includes general wage increases of six per cent over five years. It covers nearly 4,000 employees who work in various areas of ICBC’s operations, including customer claims, driver licencing and administering road tests, as well as providing vehicle licencing, road safety and general administrative support.
“This wasn’t an easy deal to achieve, but we think it’s a fair deal,” said the MoveUP Vice-President representing ICBC members, Annette Toth.
“We were frustrated with the provincial government’s mandate, which made it difficult for us to address some of our members’ key issues like workload and benefits, but at the end of the day, we were able to make real improvements,” Toth said.
MoveUP will be taking the next few weeks to talk with members around the province and answer their questions about the tentative agreement before the ratification vote. The union expects the results of the ratification vote in late March.
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