The 26 financial services workers at Vancity’s downtown branch at West Pender and Hornby have recently voted to join the BC Government and Service Employees Union (BCGEU).
This brings the total of Vancity workers who are unionized to more than 700. Banks and credit unions must be organized branch by branch, which makes organizing in this sector very difficult.
Having voted by a majority to join the BCGEU, those workers will now benefit from access to fair wages, improved working conditions, and other protections including a grievance procedure under a new collective agreement.
"We are thrilled to welcome workers at the Vancity Downtown Branch to the union," says BCGEU president Stephanie Smith.
"As more Vancity workers join their colleagues in the BCGEU they give strength to the union and ensure they have a voice at the bargaining table and in the workplace."
Feb. 28, 2018