New agreement brings wage increases to most Facilities members

Wage adjustments mark start of reversal of damaging BC Liberal 2004 wage rollbacks

On Friday, an important agreement was reached with the Health Employers Association of BC (HEABC) for additional wage increases for the majority of workers covered by the Facilities Collective Agreement.

This is the first step in reversing the impact of the BC Liberal’s (now BC United) 2004 wage rollbacks.

These wage adjustments are due to the ongoing wage comparability review that was negotiated in the 2022-2025 FBA collective agreement. 

This wage increase will apply to two groups of members in the FBA based on the following wage-rated job classifications:

  • Workers in the group with the lowest wage-rated classifications – Grids 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, SB18, SB20, SC18, SD15, SD16, SD16(A), SD18, and SD19 will receive a $0.25 per hour increase retroactive to April 1, 2023.
  • Workers in the next lowest wage-rated classifications -- Grids 22, 23 and SD22 – will receive $0.22 per hour increase effective April 1, 2024.

The wage comparability review is being conducted by a working group made up of representatives from the Facilities Bargaining Association (FBA), the HEABC and the provincial government.

This week, the three parties will begin talks on developing recommendations regarding additional wage adjustments to address the damaging wage cuts of the past, which undermined important pay equity gains.

These recommendations will then be provided to the provincial government to consider in the development of its next bargaining mandate, and for the FBA and HEABC to prepare and negotiate as part of the renewal of the 2022-2025 Facilities subsector collective agreement.

You can expect updates on the working group's progress, as we prepare for public sector bargaining ahead of the fall of 2024.

If you have any questions, please contact your HEU staff representative.

You can read more about the wage comparability process here.