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Legal Services Society and BCGEU ratify collective agreement

Jurisdiction: - British Columbia

The BC Government issued a news release today announcing that the Legal Services Society and the British Columbia Government Employees' Union (BCGEU) have ratified a new collective agreement. 

The release states that the Society employs approximately 106 BCGEU members at locations on the Lower Mainland and in Terrace, including:

  • legal secretaries,
  • intake legal assistants (who process client legal aid applications/referrals and provide legal information),
  • IT employees, and
  • administrative employees.

The tentative agreement was reached in August 2010 - see this August 23, 2010 news release from the government. Neither media release addresses the terms.

As set out in this July 26, 2010 BCGEU news release, the parties had agreed to formal mediation in July 2010 to break their bargaining impasse.

The previous collective agreement (April 1, 2006 to March 31, 2010) can be found here.