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New agreement wage updates - BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU)

Your Public Service Bargaining Committee continues to monitor the employer's implementation of the terms of the 19th main agreement, and we want to update you on several issues which members have brought to our attention this week. 

General wage increase
The PSA has previously advised that BCGEU pay increases are targeted for the December 23rd payday.

Processing of exceptions will be completed in following pay cycles and then retroactive pay can be expected in 2023. We understand that in some ministries, wage increases have already been implemented and retroactive payments are in process.

However, in other areas, the general wage increase was not included in this week's pay. If you are in this situation, we ask that you advise your manager and send a notice to MyHR.
These delays in the wage increase -- which members ratified months ago -- continue to be an understandable source of frustration. Raising specific areas of concern with the employer is our best way to ensure this is resolved quickly as the employer is responsible for implementing the terms of the new collective agreement.

If you have not received your increase or believe that the increase received is inaccurate, and you are unable to resolve through MyHR, we strongly encourage you to speak to your steward about filing a grievance. It is only through continued pressure that the PSA will correct these issues.

Court Clerk Wage Increases
Several specific issues have been raised by members who are Court Clerks.
Under the terms of the new collective agreement, Court Clerks are entitled to:

  • MOU 21 - Effective April 1, 2022 Grid level 13 are increased to 15 and grid level 11 are increased to grid 12 
  • MOU 22 - Effective April 1, 2022 – Court Clerks R11 will receive an additional two-grid TMA to grid 15

Some members have advised us that they have not received the appropriate increase. As one example, it appears that some members who were court clerks at the grid 13 level received a notification that they were demoted to grid 12 and then received a TMA to grid 15.

It is important for impacted members to understand that the employers' action here is outside of the collective agreement and is not something that the BCGEU has agreed to. We have raised this with the PSA and failing an immediate resolve, we intend to file a policy grievance to get this issue corrected.

If you are one of these members impacted by this, please raise through your Ministry and MyHR.

Retroactive wage increases

According to the PSA, retroactive pay to April 1, 2022 will be paid out in January 2023. If upon receiving the pay you notice any errors, please submit a MyHR ticket to address the issue.

The current year has been a challenging one for the Public Service. Please accept our best wishes for the holiday season and we look forward to a brighter future in 2023!

In solidarity,

Your BCGEU Public Service Bargaining Committee

Stephanie Smith, President and Committee Chair
Paul Finch, Treasurer
Judy Phipps, Executive Vice President
Dean Purdy, Vice President - Component 1
Kusam Doal, Vice President - Component 5
Judy Fox-McGuire, Vice President - Component 6
Kayla Woodruff, First Vice President - Component 6
Maria Middlemiss, Vice President - Component 12
DJ Pohl, First Vice President, Component 12
Robert Davis, Vice President - Component 20
Michael Eso, Secretary and Lead Negotiator
Lisa Lane, Support Staff