Union representing government-licensed professionals with BC Public Service to issue strike notice

2022-08-17 8:58:00 PM

Union representing government-licensed professionals with BC Public Service to issue strike notice

Union representing government-licensed professionals with BC Public Service to issue strike notice

The Professional Employees Association (PEA) said they will issue a 72-hour strike notice would be issued at noon Wednesday.

Posted: Aug.B.The B.A union representing striking safety inspectors is questioning whether this year’s Canadian National Exhibition (CNE) is receiving the right amount of quality control.

17, 2022 10:58AM CHEK Government licensed professionals who work for the BC Public Service could be going on strike.The Professional Employees Association (PEA), the union which represents the (GLP), said in a statement that a 72-hour strike notice would be issued at noon Wednesday.residents may start noticing empty shelves at BC Liquor stores and fewer online options for cannabis in the coming days now that the BC General Employees’ Union (BCGEU) has followed through on its threat of job action.The union represents roughly 1,200 licensed professionals that include agrologists, engineers, foresters, geoscientists, pharmacists, psychologists, and veterinarians who work for the BC Public Service.C.No details of the planned strike action have been released.C.“These licensed professionals rebuild bridges and roads, monitor B.“Our members want to get back to bargaining, and back to work keeping Ontario safe.

C.BCGEU president Stephanie Smith says the strike action is targeted to impact government operation but also be “thoughtful” to the needs of the public.C.’s forests and agriculture, and provide care to the province’s most vulnerable youth,” said Melissa Moroz, labour relations officer with the PEA.“We need their expertise more than ever to help keep the province safe.The warehouse strike could last for an indefinite amount of time, so long as the government does not meet the union’s demands, according to Smith.” CHEK Newsletter Sign up for our newsletter to get breaking news and daily digests sent to your email.Union president Stephanie Smith has said wages are the top concern of her members amid rising inflation.Email Address Sign Up According to the PEA, they entered bargaining with the BC Public Service Agency on April 11 and reached an impasse on May 16 due to what they say were wage proposals which failed to address the rising cost of living.The warehouse workers represent just a small fraction of the roughly 33,000 BCGEU members without a government contract since April 1, meaning there could be disruptions elsewhere in the future.“The supervisors mostly work in the office and rarely in the field,” said Cory Knipe, chair of OPSEU’s bargaining team.

The PEA voted 92 per cent in favour of striking in June.The union says rising inflation and higher wages in the private sector have made it increasingly challenging to keep professionals in the BC Public Service.However, not all these workers can strike, according to an essential services order from the BC Labour Relations Board obtained last week.residents they can continue to count on essential services being available.“It’s time for the B.C.An essential service means one that has an immediate, negative impact on the life and safety of people.government to invest in the workers who provide the services that the province relies on,” said Moroz.” Kahlon’s statement said the government’s shared-recovery mandate offers “the most generous wage increase in the last 30 years” and seeks to help address the economic uncertainty everyone is experiencing with rising inflation and living costs.So, to the TSSA we say: let’s get back to the table this week and make sure the CNE stays safe and fun for all.

“These licensed professionals are taking job action because they want to see the cost of living addressed at the bargaining table.And so, only limited job action around these essential areas, where managers are forced to “roll up their sleeves,” could theoretically occur with minimum staffing thresholds in place, said Smith.”.

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have you reached out to any of the victoria or island-based MLAs for comments on the strike? the media across the board doesn't seem to be doing this and i'm wondering why that is. Sounds like the government is not doing so well.

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