BC Government Implements Unfair Wage Increase

The BC Government is implementing an unfair wage increase within the social service sector. They plan to give non-union agencies a one time only 2% increase for staff wages, however, union agencies will receive an additional 4% every year over three years. This will mean a 12% discrepancy and will have a profound impact on Microboards and Individualized Funding.
 
Linda Perry, Vela Canada Executive Director, attended the BC Legislature along with the BC CEO Network to voice their concern with the proposed increase.
 
How You Can Help:
 
You can document send the following letter (15 KB) to your local MLA and Ministers to help ensure a fair wage for your employees.
 
Learn More Here: 
  1. Press Release by BC CEO Network (Read More)
  2. Linda Perry's speech presented at BC Legislature ( document LINDA PRESS CONFERENCE (123 KB) )
  3. Backgound information on Community Social Services (Read More)