On July 21, CUPE`s 391 members working at the Vancouver Public Library (VPL) ratified a three-year contract with the employer. The deal followed a difficult round of negotiations that ended on July 6. VPL`s Board of Directors and the City of Vancouver have also ratified the new agreement. The agreement applies retroactively from 1 January 2020 to 31 December 2022. The compensation package has been structured to include both part-time and ancillary staff, a priority for locals, as almost half of the members do not have the security of full-time employment. The collective agreement provides for wage increases of 2% per year as well as improvements to dismissal regulations. The agreement, which dates from 1 January 2020, is valid until 31 December 2022. The compensation scheme includes part-time and auxiliary staff and is also aimed at the most affected workers. The collective agreement provides for an annual wage increase of 2% and an improvement in the dismissal clause. CUPE391 members ratify preliminary agreement with Vancouver Public Library The California Department of Human Resources (CalHR) created the VPLP to replace the mandatory personal vacation programs of 1993, 1994 and 2004.
VPLP was implemented to serve as a cost-saving tool that would also allow employees to have more time for their personal activities. The VPLP is subject to change through collective bargaining. „We are pleased to have reached an agreement that reflects our members` commitment to reconciliation, justice and inclusion,“ said Kari Scott-Whyte, President of CUPE 391. „The new provisions on cultural leave, Indigenous representation and trans-affirmative leave are a positive step towards recognizing and supporting the diversity of our members and will serve as a cornerstone for future rounds of negotiations.“ Personnel Programs Consultant, Personnel Services Branch, Human Resources Services Branch Telephone: 916-323-3343 Fax: 916-327-1886 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. CUPE 391 represents more than 750 employees of the Vancouver Public Library as well as staff of the Sechelt and Gibsons Public Library. CUPE 391 members include librarians, library assistants, delivery people, maintenance staff, graphic designers, supervisors, library technicians, service staff and printers. For core employees, participation in the VPLP is subject to the employee`s Memorandum of Understanding (MOU). The departments are intended to offer core employees the opportunity to participate in the VPLP. Melissa Russell Head of Human Resources Management. . Upon receipt of an employee selection to participate in the VPLP, employees for personnel transactions document the VPLP to reduce the employee`s salary by the appropriate number of days as defined in Wage Gap 286 – Voluntary Personal Leave Program Differential – Bargaining Units R01, R03, R04, R05, R09, R10, R11, R14, R15, R16, R17, R19, R20, R21, and excluded. Departments can provide employees with an election form to choose to participate in the program.
For participating employees, vpLP is managed by deducting the percentage equal to one, two or three days from the employee`s salary. Because the program is voluntary, employees may terminate their participation in the VPLP by notifying their Human Resources Office of the cancellation request in accordance with California`s Memorandum of Understanding or Regulatory Code, Title 2, Section 599.737.5. . . . VPLP allows eligible employees to receive additional vacation in exchange for a corresponding salary reduction. The program is offered to simple and excluded employees, and employees can participate voluntarily and continuously. Excluded and exempt employee participation in the VPLP must comply with the provisions of the California Code of Regulations, Title 2, Section 599.737.5. The following rules apply to the Excluded Staff Program: Scott-Whyte noted that the past year has been incredibly difficult for library staff, as it has been for many others. She noted that members were disproportionately affected by the City of Vancouver`s layoffs in March 2019. . „Citizens have been deprived of full library service for a considerable period of time,“ Scott-Whyte said, citing public stories that illustrate the vital community connections that library staff provide, especially in times of adversity.