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April 1 2020: Mileage, Wages, Low Wage Redress - BCGEU


Improvement in Mileage Allowance, 2% General Wage Increase and $20 Million Low Wage Redress effective April 1, 2020

Mileage Allowance

Mileage reimbursement rate will increase by one (1) cent per kilometer, effective April 1, 2020, for Community Living Services, General Services and Indigenous Services Collective Agreements.

2.0% General Wage Increase + $20 Million Low Wage Redress (LWR)

CSSEA and CSSBA have agreed on the distribution of the second of three annual disbursements of $20 million in Low Wage Redress funding (wage schedules outlining the hourly wages are attached) effective April 1, 2020. The agreement provides for the following distribution:

  • All JJEP Non-Paraprofessional Classification will receive a 3.5% LWR increase plus 2% general wage increase effective April 1, 2020.
  • Paraprofessional Classifications:
    • The target rate for Licensed Practical Nurse has been met. Licensed Practical Nurse will receive the 2% general wage increase.
    • Children Who Witness Abuse Counsellor 13P will receive an additional 13.5% LWR increase plus 2% general wage increase.
    • Paraprofessional Grid Level 14P and 15P will receive 6.1% LWR increase plus 2% general wage increase.
    • Nutritionist will be reclassified to 16P, equivalent to the following in each step:
      • Step 1: 10.0% LWR + 2% GWI.
      • Step 2: 10.4% LWR + 2% GWI.
      • Step 3: 10.6% LWR + 2% GWI.
      • Step 4: 10.8% LWR + 2% GWI.
  • Paraprofessional Grid Level 16P will receive a 3% LWR increase plus 2% general wage increase.
  • Occupational Therapist and Physiotherapist will receive a 5.5% LWR increase plus 2% general wage increase.
  • Nurse will receive a 10.5% LWR increase plus 2% general wage increase.
  • Paraprofessional Grid Level 17P and Speech Language Pathologist will receive a 0.8% LWR increase plus 2% general wage increase.
  • Paraprofessional Grid Level 18P, 19P and 20P will receive a 2% general wage increase.

The purpose of the Wage Rate Review and Low Wage Redress Wage Adjustments is to improve the comparability with the Health Sector, update the Joint Job Evaluation Plan (JJEP), while maintaining the integrity of the JJEP classification system.

Wage Grids – By Grid Level

Effective April 1, 2020, the JJEP Wage Grid is as follows:

Effective April 1, 2020, the Paraprofessional Wage Grid is as follows:

Wage Grids – By Point Band

Effective April 1, 2020, the JJEP Wage Grid is as follows:

Effective April 1, 2020, the Paraprofessional Wage Grid is as follows:

Wage Grids – By Classification

Effective April 1, 2020, the JJEP Wage Grid is as follows:

Wage Grids – By Classification

Effective April 1, 2020, the Paraprofessional Wage Grid is as follows:



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