Community Living British Columbia

Provincewide, British Columbia | (560 social workers, support employees) and the British Columbia Government and Service Employees’ Union (BCGEU)

Community Living British Columbia
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Renewal agreement: Effective April 1, 2019 to March 31, 2022. Ratified on Oct. 15, 2019. Signed on Aug. 4 2020.

Wage adjustments:

Effective April 1, 2019: 2%

Effective April 1, 2020: 2%

Effective April 1, 2021: 2%

Shift premium: $1.40 per hour (previously $1.35 per hour) for afternoon shift. $1.50 per hour (previously $1.45 per hour) for night shift. $61.55 per biweekly period (previously $60.43 per biweekly period) for level 3 occupational first aid certificate. $47.74 per biweekly period (previously $46.82 per biweekly period) for level 2 occupational first aid certificate.

Paid holidays: 12 days.

Vacations with pay: 15 days to start, 16 days after 2 years, 17 days after 3 years, 19 days after 4 years, 20 days after 5 years, 22 days after 8 years, 23 days after 9 years, 24 days after 9 years, 25 days after 10 years, 26 days after 11 years, 27 days after 12 years, 28 days after 15 years, 29 days after 18 years, 31 days after 19 years, 32 days after 20 years, 33 days after 21 years, 34 days after 22 years, 35 days after 24 years. Employee may carry over up to 10 days of leave per vacation year.

Overtime: Time and one-half for first 2 hours of overtime on regularly scheduled workday; double-time for hours worked in excess of 2 hours. Double-time for all hours worked on day of rest.

Meal allowance: $15.30 or meal when employee is required to work in excess of 2.5 hours of overtime immediately before or after completion of scheduled daily hours. Further meal or allowance and meal break will be provided upon completion of additional 4 hours worked; every 3 hours worked thereafter.

Medical benefits: Employer pays 100% of premiums for B.C. medical plan.

Dental: Employer pays 100% of premiums. Lifetime maximum payment of $3,500 per patient for orthodontic services.

Vision: $100 maximum (previously $75) every 24 months for adults who are age 19 and older.

Paramedical: Coverage of $500 per person (previously $200 for individual or $500 for family) for chiropractic, naturopathic, podiatry, acupuncture services. $2,000 per year maximum for physiotherapy services. $750 per year per person for massage therapy.

Life insurance: Employer pays 100% of premiums for coverage of 3 times employee’s annual salary, minimum of $100,000.

Bereavement leave: 5 days for death in immediate family (parent, stepparent, spouse, child, stepchild, grandchild, brother, sister, stepsibling, father-in-law, mother-in-law, any relative residing in employee’s household). 1 day for death of grandparents, son-in-law, daughter-in-law, brother-in-law, sister-in-law.

Seniority – recall rights: 1 year after layoff; 90 days for regular employee who resigns position; 6 years for employee who terminates to care for dependent parent, spouse or child (after 2 years of service).

Call-in pay: Minimum of 3 hours at overtime rates (employee will be compensated from time they leave home to report for duty until time they arrive back upon proceeding directly to and from work).

Severance: 3 weeks’ pay for every year (1,827 hours at straight-time rate) of regular service seniority or major part thereof.

Uniforms/clothing: $245 per year for janitor, dietary aide, line cook, mental health support worker, activity worker. Where work is to be performed outdoors in inclement weather, necessary rainwear, parkas, gloves will be made available.

Mileage: $0.55 per kilometre for all distances travelled on employer business. Allowance will cover distance to and from employee’s place of residence, maximum of 32 kilometres, only when employee is required to have vehicle at work for use in performance of duties.

Sample rates of hourly pay (current):

Grid level

G1: $18.08

Steps

1: $19.45

2: $19.95

1: $20.47

4: $21.00

5: $21.80

2

1: $19.95

2: $20.47

3: $21.00

4: $21.56

5: $22.38

3

1: $ 20.47

2: $21.00

3: $21.56

4: $22.13

5: $22.98

4

1: $21.00

2: $21.56

3: $22.13

4: $22.72

5: $23.60

5

1: $21.56

2: $22.13

3: $22.72

4: $23.33

5: $24.24

6

1: $22.13

2: $22.72

3: $23.33

4: $23.96

5: $24.91

7

1: $22.72

2: $23.33

3: $23.96

4: $24.61

5: $25.59

8

1: $23.33

2: $23.96

3: $24.61

4: $25.29

5: $26.30

9

1: $23.96

2: $24.61

3: $25.29

4: $25.99

5: $27.03

Editor’s notes: Standby: 1 hour’s pay for each 3 hours standing by. No standby payment will be made if employee is unable to be contacted or to report for duty when required. 1 day’s basic pay for 12 hours’ standing by for regular employees on standby in relief operation, such as staffing pool. Special leave: 2 days for wedding of employee (previously 3 days); 2 days for birth of employee’s child; 1 day to attend wedding of employee’s child, serious household or domestic emergency, moving household furniture and effects, attend formal hearing to become Canadian citizen, court appearance for hearing of employee’s child; one-half day to attend funeral as pallbearer or mourner. Hearing aids: $1,500 per ear per 48 months for adults and 24 months for children. Batteries, recharging devices or other such accessories are not covered.

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