General wage increases beginning the first pay period after April 1, 2023 will be 6.75%. This is the maximum amount (i.e., Max COLA) that was bargained and forms part of the collective agreement. The general wage increase takes effect on the first pay period after April 1, 2023.
The COLA is based on the latest 12-month average (index) % change reported by BC Stats in March for British Columbia for the twelve months starting at the beginning of March of the preceding year and concluding at the end of the following February. This was reported to be 7.1%.
The Union has salary tables for your reference. These tables include the money that was put into the top step (e.g., APRIL 1, 2023, $270 annual added to top steps of A and B Grids).
Note that this data has not been confirmed by the employer.
The Union has an outstanding grievance related to delayed retroactive salary payments made to our members. This grievance has been moved to arbitration.
For more information you can review:
Tentative Agreement Highlights
Memorandum of Settlement