WorkSafeBC and members of the Compensation Employees’ Union (CEU), representing almost 2,600 employees, have ratified a new agreement under the B.C. government’s Sustainable Services Negotiating Mandate.
The agreement between WorkSafeBC and CEU members focuses on improving services for people and ensuring fair and affordable compensation. The CEU represents people working in various positions at WorkSafeBC, including promoting and enforcing occupational health and safety regulations, providing claims adjudication and compensation benefits, and supporting injured workers to facilitate recovery and safe return to work.
The agreement includes:
- a three-year term of April 1, 2019, to March 31, 2022;
- general wage increases of 2% per year;
- flexibility on hours of work and scheduling; and
- increased standby premiums for off-duty employees to support and ensure after-hours service delivery.
The Sustainable Services Negotiating Mandate supports government’s commitment to improve the services people count on, make life more affordable and invest in sustainable economic growth. The mandate is consistent with B.C.’s commitment to balanced budgets and sound fiscal management. Currently, there are more than 217,000 public-sector employees covered by tentative or ratified agreements reached under the mandate.
Learn more about public sector bargaining in B.C.: www.gov.bc.ca/psecbargaining