When and how we bargain depends on which work unit is involved. The current round of bargaining is for the CRD and WSPRS whose contracts expired at the end of 2016.

Our new CUPE National representative arrived recently and we are reviewing our proposals with him and getting him up to speed on the issues raised by the membership through the bargaining survey and in person last year.

One part of the bargaining process is to establish mutually agreeable dates to commence negotiations. The CUPE National representative acts as our agent in communicating with the employers’ bargaining agent (GVLRA). Getting dates has been a challenge, but we have now secured a date in late March 2018 to exchange proposals with the GVLRA and to get to the table in mid-April to begin the actual bargaining process.

Before we exchange the proposals we will hold a Special Membership Meeting in mid-March to have you review and ratify our proposals. Details will be posted on Facebook and our website closer to the date.
Please come to our next Regular Membership Meeting on Wednesday, February 28, 2018 for more updates.

Bargaining for our VIHA members, whose contract expires in 2019, is just beginning to start up.

Current Agreements

CRD (Capital Regional District) – Jan 1, 2014 – Dec 31, 2016

GVHS (Greater Victoria Housing Society) – Jan 1, 2014 – Dec 31, 2018

VIHA (Island Health) – Health Science Professionals Bargaining Association – Apr 1, 2012 – Mar 31, 2019

WSPRS (West Shore Parks and Recreation Society) – Jan 1, 2014 – Dec 31, 2016

Martine King, Panorama Recreation Centre CRD Steward
Alan Paladini, CRD Housing Corporation CRD Steward
Janice Webster, CRD Housing Corporation CRD Steward
Russ Donnison, CRD Parks & Environmental Services, Hartland Landfill CRD Steward
Coral Lee Henderson, CRD Bylaw and Animal Care Services CRD Steward
Ian Elliott, CRD Protective Services CRD Steward
Clay Cullen, CRD Integrated Water Services CRD Steward
Tambra Cartmell, CRD 911 Services CRD Steward
Brendon Parker, Panorama Recreation Centre CRD Steward
Bruce Lesperance, CRD Technology & Initiatives, Facility Maintenance CRD Steward
Joe Kolic, CRD Integrated Water Services, Macaulay Point CRD Steward
Adam Hliva, CRD Integrated Water Services, Saanich Peninsula Wastewater Treatment Plant CRD Steward
Blair Barrett, CRD Parks & Environmental Services, Regional Parks CRD Steward
John Butts, CRD Integrated Water Services, Macaulay Point CRD Steward
Courtney MacMurchy, Panorama Recreation Centre CRD Steward
Yvonne Blair, Greater Victoria Housing Society GVHS Steward
WSPR Steward
VIHA Steward
VIHA Steward
Trustee
Trustee
Tom Benjamin, CRD Technology & Initiatives, Information Technology & GIS Vice-President
Rick Illi, CRD Planning & Protective Services, Bylaw and Animal Care President
Kathy Marshall, CRD Finance, Payroll
VACANT VIHA Coordinator
John MacPhee, CRD Housing Corporation
James Kroening, CRD Integrated Water Services, Saanich Peninsula Wastewater Treatment Plant
Ian Elliott, CRD Protective Services CRD Coordinator
Anke Bergner, CRD Parks & Environmental Services, Environmental Resource Management CRD Coordinator
Maryanna Kenney, CRD Parks & Environmental Services CRD Coordinator
Jody Watson, CRD Parks & Environmental Services, Environmental Protection CRD Chair
Stephen Taylor Chair GVHS
Lindsay Fumalle VIHA Chair
Shawn Davies, West Shore Parks & Recreation WSPR Chair
Henry Lee, CRD Parks & Environmental Services, Environmental Protection Treasurer
Shirley Lyons, CRD Parks & Environmental Services, Environmental Protection Secretary
Trustee