Well Being (CVSV) Tentative Collective Agreement Reached - BCGEU

Members will know that your Bargaining Committee has been engaged in collective bargaining with your Employer for the renewal of a collective agreement between the Parties. The current collective agreement expired on April 30, 2018. 

Your Committee is pleased to advise that a tentative agreement was reached on May 31st. The following are the key points, which would form a renewed collective agreement to be ratified by the Union's membership:


  • Term of Agreement: 3 years.
  • General Wage Increases for all job classifications: May 1, 2018 -1.5%; May 1, 2019 – 1.5%; May 1, 2020 – 1.5%.
  • Registered Care Aides (RCAs) and Home Support Workers (HSWs): Additional Market Adjustment on May 1, 2019 of 2%.
  • May 1, 2020: HSWs move to RCA rate of pay.
  • January 1, 2019: additional 2 days Vacation Entitlement at 6 years service.
  • May 1, 2020: Increase of annual maximum for Dental coverage $2000.00 (from current $1000.00).
  • Memorandum of Agreement committing the Parties to explore the viability of entering into the BC Target Benefit Pension Plan.
  • Requirement to produce medical certificate increased to 3 days (from 2 days).
  • Update and Improvement of Maternity/Parental Leave in compliance with statute.
  • Update and clarification of Job Posting Criteria to include "ability".
  • Update and clarification of Shop Stewards' and Management Rights provisions.
  • Various housekeeping changes.


Your Bargaining Committee fully endorses this tentative collective agreement and encourages members to vote in favour of ratification.
A Ratification Meeting to fully describe the above changes and Vote, will be held as follows:

Time: 2:00 pm and 4:00 pm
Date: Wednesday, June 6, 2018 
Place: Well Being (CVSV) worksite (Specific Room TBD)

In solidarity,
BCGEU Bargaining Committee
Jo Walsh
Cherie Baekkelund
Phil LeVesconte
Dan Rowe, Staff Representative

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