B.C.'S UNION SINCE 1919

Community Health Services & Support - Community Subsector Low Redress Update – Night Shift Premiums - BCGEU


In addition to wages, Low Wage Redress monies were also used to implement a night shift premium equivalent to the premium provided for in the Facilities sub-sector. Changes to the collective agreement to implement this premium have been agreed and can be found below.
The summary is that night shift premiums will be paid to all workers who work the major portion of their shift between midnight and 8am. The amounts will be $2.00 per hour effective April 1, 2019; $2.25 per hour effective April 1, 2020 and $2.50 per hour effective April 1, 2021.

The premium is either paid for the whole shift or not paid for the whole shift. For example, workers working 11pm to 7am will receive the premium for all 8 hours of their shift as 7 of the 8 hours worked occur in the midnight to 8am time window. Workers working 6pm to 2am wouldn't receive the premium for any hours as only 2 of their 8 hours is worked between midnight and 8am.

Here are the full text changes to the collective agreement agreed between the CBA and HEABC:

Night Shift Premiums
The parties have agreed to implement Night Shift Premiums as per the Facilities Collective Agreement (2019-2022) as follows on the first pay period after April 1, 2019:

For employees scheduled under Article 14:

"Employees working the night shift shall be paid a shift differential of two dollars ($2.00) per hour for the entire shift worked. Night shift will be defined as any shift in which the major portion occurs between 12:00 Midnight (2400 hours) and 8:00 A.M. (0800 hours)".

For employees scheduled under Article 15:

Night shift premiums shall only apply to employees scheduled to work Live-in and Overnight Shifts as per Article 15.14:

 15.14 
 Live-in and Overnight Shifts 

  1. Compensation

 
Live-in shifts shall be paid at a minimum of 13 hours or more if purchased by the purchaser of the service, at the employee's regular rate of pay. For Live-in shifts, all hours worked between 12:00 Midnight (2400 hours) and 8:00 A.M. (0800 hours) shall be paid a night shift differential of two dollars ($2.00) per paid hour (maximum 8 hours per Live-in shift). All hours paid shall be used in the determination of benefit entitlement and seniority. Employees shall receive two consecutive days off after five consecutive days worked in one week.
 
Overnight shifts shall be paid at a minimum of 10 hours or more if purchased by the purchaser of the service, at the employee's regular rate of pay. For Overnight shifts, all hours worked between 12:00 Midnight (2400 hours) and 8:00 A.M. (0800 hours) shall be paid a night shift differential of two dollars ($2.00) per paid hour (maximum 8 hours per Overnight shift). All hours paid shall be used in the determination of benefit entitlement and seniority. Employees shall receive two consecutive days off after five consecutive days worked in one week. Upon request, the hours purchased by the purchaser of live-in shifts and overnight shifts will be provided to the Union for all clients.
 
Night Shift Premiums will increase to $2.25/hour on the first pay period after April 1, 2020 and $2.50/hour on the first pay period after April 1, 2021.
 
In solidarity
 
Your Community Health Low Wage Redress Committee:
 
 
Scott DeLong, Component 8 Vice President, Vancouver Island Health Authority
Brent Camilleri, BCGEU Staff Representative and CBA Chief Spokesperson
Deb Wilson, BCGEU Staff Representative
Monica Staff, UFCW
Chris Dorais, HEU
Derek Wong, HSA
 
 




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