Handshake logo

Unionized Nelson & District Credit Union employees vote to ratify 4-year agreement

Unionized staff at Rossland, Nelson and East Shore branches of the Nelson & District Credit Union have ratified a new four-year agreement.

Employees at three branches of a local credit union have ratified a new four-year agreement.

Unionized staff at the Rossland, Nelson and East Shore (Crawford Bay) branches of the Nelson & District Credit Union (NDCU) have voted in favour of a new four-year collective agreement agreed to between the NDCU and the United Steelworkers (USW) Local 1-405 on Aug. 24.

This is the first collective agreement that has been agreed to without a strike vote, mediation, threat of job action, strike of lockout in the 40-year history of the USW being certified to the NDCU, according to a press release put out by USW Local 1-405.

“I believe it signals that a page has been turned on that history,” Jeff Bromley, lead negotiator for the USW Local 1-405, said in the release. “My membership realizes that the profit margins of the credit union aren’t what they used to be and that there are challenges to the business, however I believe that both bargaining committees worked hard to bring this deal back to the membership and the NDCU board. It’s a deal that works for both parties and was a fair process that shows what can happen when both parties work as partners rather than adversaries.”

“Nelson & District Credit Union is pleased with how smoothly and respectfully negotiations went and I would like to personally thank both negotiating teams for their hard work to find common ground,” Tom Murray, NDCU CEO, said in a statement. “While we may have different positions, I believe we reached a four-year agreement that is fair to the credit union and to our employees. By reaching an agreement in three months, without going to mediation or a strike vote, [it] shows that this is a new era for our community credit union and we are looking forward to turning our focus back to serving our members.”

The agreement includes special vacation for long-term employees, an increase in orthodontic coverage, a health care spending account increase, a 7.4 per cent wage increase over four years, a discipline sunset clause, improved job posting language, improved promotional increase language and job share flexibility.

 

Just Posted

Nelson’s Maglio hired by Spokane Chiefs

Adam Maglio will serve as an assistant coach with the WHL team

Buddhist monument to be dedicated in Slocan cemetery

A new post has been created to mark the site where at least nine Japanese Canadians were cremated

COLUMN: 1919 – Forest fire threatens Rosemont

From the files of the Nelson Daily News

LETTER: A good news story

From reader Lonnie Snyder

School District 8 names new international principal

Jann Schmidt has been an educator for 26 years

VIDEO: Bystander training gains traction as tool to prevent sexual harassment, violence

Julia Gartley was sexually assaulted after an event, and no one stepped in to help

Sexual assaults, extortion on the rise even as crime rates stay low: Stats Canada

Rates of police-reported sexual assault rose for the fourth year in a row

Vancouver Island teens missing after vehicle found ablaze near Dease Lake, BC

RCMP say a body discovered nearby not one of the missing teens

A year later, ceremony commemorates victims of the Danforth shooting

It’s the one-year anniversary of when a man opened fire along the bustling street before shooting and killing himself

Japanese Canadians call on B.C. to go beyond mere apology for historic racism

The federal government apologized in 1988 for its racism against ‘enemy aliens’

B.C. VIEWS: NDP pushes ahead with Crown forest redistribution

This isn’t the time for a radical Indigenous rights agenda

Two dead in two-vehicle crash between Revelstoke and Golden

RCMP are investigating the cause of the crash

Ottawa fights planned class action against RCMP for bullying, intimidation

The current case is more general, applying to employees, including men, who worked for the RCMP

Most Read