The Sustainable Services Negotiation Mandate supports the Government`s commitment to improve the services people rely on, make life more affordable, and invest in sustainable economic growth. The mandate is consistent with B.C.`s commitment to balanced budgets and sound fiscal management. Currently, more than 217,000 public sector workers are affected by interim or ratified agreements under this mandate. The agreement between WorkSafeBC and UEC members aims to improve services to people and ensure fair and affordable compensation. The UEC represents those who work in a variety of positions at WorkSafeBC, including promoting and enforcing occupational health and safety regulations, settling claims and compensation benefits, and assisting injured workers to facilitate their safe recovery and return to work. WorkSafeBC and members of the Compensation Employees Union (CEU), representing nearly 2,600 employees, have ratified a new agreement under the B.C. Government Bargaining Mandate for Sustainable Services. The UEC is a comprehensive bargaining unit that represents all employees of the Workers` Compensation Board who are not excluded by law. Members range from cleaners, support positions, technical positions, officer positions, physiologists and lawyers. The Compensation Workers Union was certified in May 1974. About two-thirds of the 2,100 members work in the Lower Mainland. There are offices in Richmond, Burnaby, North Vancouver, Coquitlam, Surrey and Abbotsford.
The remaining members work in regional offices in Victoria, Nanaimo, Courtenay, Kelowna, Kamloops, Nelson, Prince George, Fort St. John and Terrace. To learn more about public sector negotiations, visit B.C: www.gov.bc.ca/psecbargaining. . . .