BCGEU members at Britannia Community Services Centre Society negotiate the Municipal Pension Plan into agreement


Child care workers negotiate a historic gain: enrollment in a pension plan.

Members of the B.C. Government and Service Employess’ Union (BCGEU/NUPGE) working at Grandview Terrace Childcare Society, Mount Pleasant Childcare Society, Lord Nelson Childcare Society and Eagles in the Sky Association ratified a new collective agreement. Britannia Community Services Centre Society represents the employers at all four childcare centres in East Vancouver.

The agreement includes a notable first for the childcare sector: access to the B.C. Municipal Pension Plan.

The new collective agreement also protects current wage levels and introduces improvements for casual workers. It is in force from Oct. 25, 2011 until Aug. 1, 2014.