Nurses at Arbutus (Vancouver), Capilano (West Vancouver), Lakeview (Vancouver), Holyrood Manor (Maple Ridge), James Bay (Victoria) and Sandringham (Victoria) long-term care centres have ratified collective agreements that will expire on March 31, 2020.
Some of the contract improvements are:
increases to vision care coverage for employees and their dependents
updated special leave language to clarify how credits are earned
job postings will now include more detailed information
maternity, parental, and adoption leaves have been renewed in accordance with current legislation
seniority will accrue when nurses are working in temporary assignments and during some unpaid leaves of absence
annual wage increases including retroactive pay are:
April 1, 2017: 1.50%
April 1, 2018: 1.70%
April 1, 2019: 2.0%.
BCNU thanks the four-person bargaining committee for their strong participation and assistance in bringing negotiations to a successful outcome.
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