BC Pavilion Corporation (PavCo) has reached an agreement with the BC Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) under the government's 2010 mandate, announced Finance Minister Kevin Falcon.
The agreement covers approximately 25-30 full-time employees, 90 part-time staff and about 525 event-specific employees who work at BC Place. Employees ratified the agreement over the weekend.
Government announced its intention to control spending on wages for public sector agreements that expired in 2010 and 2011 through a net-zero cost mandate for collective bargaining. To protect jobs and preserve services essential to British Columbians, government does not have funding for wage increases as collective agreements are renewed.
BC Place general manager Howard Crosley -
"With construction now finally complete, and the collective agreement with our employees now approved, the new BC Place is ready to go and begin a whole new era. With everything now coming together, we're looking forward to working with all of our employees, and hosting an even wider range of events at the new BC Place."
- B.C.'s public sector has approximately 307,000 unionized workers, who provide our province with vital services.
- To date, about two-thirds of those employees have successfully re-negotiated agreements under the 2010 net-zero mandate.
Updated bargaining information is available at: http://www.pssg.gov.bc.ca/psec/