Community Living BC, BCGEU Ratify Agreement

Fraser Valley/Victoria – Community Living BC and employees represented by the BC Government and Service Employees’ Union (BCGEU) have ratified a new agreement under the B.C. government’s Sustainable Services Negotiating Mandate.

The agreement focuses on improving services for people and ensuring fair and affordable compensation. BCGEU represents approximately 560 people who help in the delivery of supports and services to eligible adults with developmental disabilities and their families.

The agreement includes:

  • a three-year term of April 1, 2019, to March 31, 2022;
  • general wage increases of 2% per year;
  • temporary market adjustments for targeted roles to address recruitment and retention issues; and
  • extended hours for specific employees to meet with clients on Saturdays.

The Sustainable Services Negotiating Mandate supports government’s commitment to improve the services people count on, make life more affordable and invest in sustainable economic growth. The mandate is consistent with B.C.’s commitment to balanced budgets and sound fiscal management.

Approximately 230,000 public-sector employees are now covered by tentative or ratified agreements reached under the mandate.

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