BARGAINING UPDATE (November 17, 2022)
The WVMEA provided Library members with a Bargaining Update. We ask that members please contact the WVMEA office if they did not receive this correspondence.
CALL FOR PROPOSALS (September 9, 2022)
The current Library Collective Agreement expires on December 31, 2022. The WVMEA reached out to Library members for input prior to beginning negotiations with a Call for Proposals Notice . Please contact the WVMEA office if you are a member and have not received the call for proposals forms.
RIGHT TO REFUSE UNSAFE WORK (September 8, 2022)
The WVMEA sent an important Health and Safety Bulletin to all members highlighting the WorkSafeBC amendments to the Right to Refuse Unsafe Work. Changes will now require employers to provide written notice of an unresolved work refusal to any worker subsequently assigned or allowed to perform that work, and to provide written notice of reassignment to the joint health and safety committee or a union representative.
STATUTORY HOLIDAY PAY DURING HOLIDAY BREAK FACILITY CLOSURES (posted August 15, 2022)
A Letter of Understanding was negotiated between the Corporation of the West Vancouver Memorial Library and the WVMEA to clarify the interpretation of article 12.02(c) of the Library Collective Agreement. Any day on which the Employer closes a workplace is not considered a working day. Therefore, permanent members receiving benefits, qualify for all Statutory Holiday pay during the closures. This does not apply to members receiving a percentage in lieu of benefits.
This PAGE provides information for our Library members and visitors to this site. The Library bargaining unit consists of members working in a variety of functions within the Library setting, including Librarians, Library Assistants, Shelvers, Maintenance, and Tech. Services. If you are a Library member and need some advice/information, then please do not hesitate to contact your Shop Steward, Kevin Brash at 604-925-7405.