Vancity Collective Agreement
„Employees of financial institutions have joined our union because they recognize the value of a voice in the workplace,” said Stephanie Smith, President of the BCGEU. „You understand that significant gains for workers are made through collective bargaining and are protected by solidarity in the workplace.” With a collective agreement, you know what your rights are. You know what your employer can and cannot do, and by negotiating a collective agreement, you have collective control over your working conditions. If you are a member of bcgeu, you are not alone in managing and managing problems in your workplace. A collective agreement with your employer means that your rights as a worker, working conditions and remuneration are clearly stated. „A union makes people feel safe because they know they are being treated fairly. Davin Lo, an employee at Vancity, says that working in a unionized environment does a better job in many ways. Perhaps the most important thing for Davin is that he and his colleagues hear their voices. „People sometimes feel that the biggest benefit of union membership is job security and higher wages.
For me, it`s about sharing a collective voice. If something bothers you, you`re not alone,” he says. For more information on bcgeu membership, please contact 604-882-0111 or www.bcgeu.ca. Davin also stresses the importance of a collective agreement. „It ensures an agreement between the employer and the worker and establishes clear guidelines.” In a collective agreement, everything is black and white, so there is no room for ambiguity. Call Jonny at 778-240-2279 or email [email protected] to find out how to benefit from a collective agreement and union representation. „Employees of financial institutions have joined our union because they see the value of a voice in the workplace,” said Stephanie Smith, President of the BCGEU. „You understand that collective bargaining generates considerable benefits for workers and is protected by solidarity in the workplace.” The new BCCGEU/NUPGE members work in the Vancity Visa Cardholder Care, Visa Cardholder Credit and Visa Cardholder Collections and Fraud divisions. They now have access to the Vancity collective agreement and will negotiate specific terms for their departments. Vancity`s entire bargaining unit will renegotiate the collective agreement at the end of 2015. The 26 financial service providers in this sector join more than 700 of their Vancity colleagues, who have access to fair wages and improved working conditions as part of their collective agreement. Vancity is the largest credit union in English-speaking Canada.
Visa Center staff are joining a growing number of Vancity BCGEU/NUPGE members. For more information: Brian Gardiner, BCGEU Communications, (604) 291-9611 Harp Dhillon, a long-time Vancity employee who has been responsible for BCGEU/NUPGE at the Member Services Centre for five years, supported the organization. „I`ve shared the same floor with Visa employees for a few years and it`s great to see how they organize themselves to have the same right to negotiate their working conditions as we do,” Dhillon said. . . .