Over the past decade, the majority of B.C public unions have experienced wage increases below the rate of inflation, many of which have been . C during the last term of the Liberal government. MoveUP members benefit from five-year wage increases with wage increases, with the potential for additional increases if economy B.C.-Economy exceeds the annual forecasts of the Economic Forecasting Council over the last four years of agreements. “This was not our experience in collective bargaining in the public sector… We know that sometimes there are restrictions on money, so there is a reality that needs to be addressed. But honest and honest and fair trials will lead to agreement and, hopefully, improvements for public servants,” she said. However, negotiations for many unions will begin well before this budget is released. There is also the potential for additional wage increases if the B.C. Economy exceeds the Economic Forecast Council`s annual forecasts over the past four years of agreements, David Black, president of COPE 378, which represents unionized workers, said in an email. “This agreement allows us to improve benefits for current employees and retirees, improve access to moving costs for members outside the lower continent, and introduce a better language regarding workplace assessment and the Joint Committee for Safety and Health and the Environment in the Workplace,” Toth said in the same email. “We won`t set our (negotiation) goals until the fall, but it might be fair to think that, given the accessibility issues in British Columbia, the pay will be very high,” he told delegates at the union`s annual general meeting. Burnaby – UNIONized ICBC employees voted to adopt their renegotiated collective agreement.
Members of the Canadian Trade Union and Workers` Trade Union, Local 378 (MoveUP), voted 71 per cent in favour of the agreement. The agreement includes four salary increases of one per cent, with the first retroactive pay increase to July 1, 2012, maternity and parental leave and the promise of a work study – the first icBC work use study in nearly 20 years. The four-year contract that has just been ratified includes approximately 4,600 ICBC employees. The duration of the agreement is from July 1, 2010 to June 30, 2014. The ICBC Board of Directors will vote on the agreement on December 6. The collective agreement of B.C. doctors also expires. “Expectations will be high among unionized workers because they have a friendlier government in Victoria, but that involves very high expenses, and it is a government that will be careful in this kind of thing. So it`s not just going to be a round of negotiations,” said Thompson, who has been involved in union issues in B.C for decades.
One of ICBC`s major problems is workload, said Annette Toth, vice-president of COPE 378. The new agreement, Toth said, requires ICBC to begin a caseload study in the claims department by July 1, with phase 2 of the study, which is scheduled to begin by January 2017.