Wage increase of 0.4% for members in 2018 due to the Economic Stability Dividend

Publish date: Thursday, November 09, 2017

HSP - Health Science Professionals

HSP members will receive a 0.4 per cent wage increase in 2018 as a result of the Economic Stability Dividend (ESD) clause included in your collective agreement. 

The ESD clause was part of the Government's compensation mandate and promised to compensate public sector employees if the economy outperformed the government forecast. The ESD pays an ongoing wage increase equal to half the difference between the projected growth in the BC economy and the actual growth. The ESD was in addition to the general wage increases.

  • HSP members should expect a 1 per cent general wage increase in addition to the 0.4 per cent ESD increase effective the first pay period after February 1, 2018.
  • HSP members will also see a 0.5 per cent general wage increase effective the first pay period after April 1, 2018.

There is potential for additional ESD increases in 2019. We will follow up with additional information when it becomes available. 

 

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The PEA was formed in 1974, by a group of professionals working in the public sector. The story goes that the founders of the union mortgaged their houses to fund negotiations of the union’s first collective agreement. 

Now, the PEA is BC’s union for professionals. We represent a wide range of professionals including lawyers, foresters, engineers, agrologists, teachers, veterinarians, fundraisers, physiotherapists, pharmacists, psychologists program managers, librarians and more.

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Since the 1970’s, when the PEA was formed, our mission has been to ensure our members can work in safe, productive environments and receive fair and reasonable wages and benefits for the valuable work they do. We help individuals and groups of professional workers to understand the challenges they face in their workplaces and some of the solutions available to them. 

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The Professional | Volume 43 Issue 3

The Professional is the PEA's award-winning, quarterly magazine for members.

The September 2017 issue includes a profile of HESU member Ronnie Nicolasora, member survey 2017 update, and an article on PEA members stepping up in a record-breaking wildfire season.

Read the September 2017 issue

 

 

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