Last week, Minister of Finance Mike de Jong announced that BCGEU members employed in the public service have a new five-year agreement.
The BCGEU, which represents approximately 25,000 members, ratified a master agreement under the provincial government’s economic stability mandate for 2014 negotiations.
The agreement provides for a 5.5 per cent wage increase over a five-year term, between April 1, 2014 and March 31, 2019. Further, the agreement holds the potential for additional increases if the B.C. economy exceeds annual forecasts set by the Economic Forecast Council during the last four years of the agreement.