BCGEU, LifeLabs reach deal

NANAIMO – LifeLabs back to regular hours following tentative deal between company and BCGEU.

LifeLabs’ 700 B.C. employees are back to work following a tentative collective agreement reached between the company and the B.C. Government Employee Service Union.

The three-year agreement runs from Jan. 1, 2012 to Dec. 31, 2014  and includes a one-time lump sum payment equal to two per cent, payable upon ratification of the collective agreement; a one-per cent wage increase retroactive to Jan. 1; a one-per cent increase effective July 1; and a two-per cent increase effective July 1, 2014.