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Low Wage Redress – know your Benchmark/Classification! - BCGEU

One of the features of your new collective agreement that expires on March 31, 2022 is a $40 million fund for low wage redress.

Your entitlement to low wage redress payments will depend on your classification under the collective agreement. It won't be enough to know your grid level as jobs in the same grid level get different low wage redress amounts. Many members know their job title but fewer members know their classification. 

If you don't know the name of your benchmark title/classification in the grid below, you should first look at your job description – the information should be there. If you can't locate your job description, you should ask your Employer to identify what your classification is. 

There will be a new classification added to the grid for Rehabilitation Assistant. This classification was recommended for creation by the Joint Benchmark Review Committee under Memorandum of Agreement #34. There are a few jobs that are "unclassified". More information will be coming out about what happens to those jobs when the low wage redress monies have been finalized.
As soon as the work is complete, we let you know the results.
In solidarity,
Your CBA Bargaining Committee:
Scott DeLong, Component 8 Vice President and Bargaining Committee Co-Chair, Vancouver Island Health Authority
Florentina Kelly, Fraser Health Authority; Laurie Proudfoot, Interior Health Authority; Susanne Bellefontaine, Northern Health Authority; MJ Colquhoun, Fraser Health Authority; Darlene Gallant, Vancouver Island Health Authority; Masoud Aminzavvar, Community Health Services

Emily Luther, BCGEU Staff Representative
Deb Wilson, BCGEU Staff Representative
Brent Camilleri, BCGEU Coordinator – Negotiations

Download PDF of notice here.