The three-year collective agreement provides for an annual wage increase of two per cent for the duration of the collective agreement and a one-time payment related to savings related to the abolition of MSP premiums by the province. Nearly 600 members of the B.C government and the services union working for the Provincial Crown Agency, adults with disabilities and services voted in favour of a new collective agreement. One of the key themes for the union was the need for an “intelligible” collective agreement. According to the union, the previous agreement was an unstepive merger of three agreements reached in 2005, when CLBC`s work was withdrawn from the direct government. Community Living BC and staff represented by the BC Government and Service Employees` Union (BCGEU) have ratified a new agreement as part of the government`s negotiating mandate for sustainable services from the B.C government. The agreement focuses on improving services for people and ensuring fair and affordable compensation. The BCGEU represents approximately 560 people who help provide assistance and services to adult recipients with disabilities and their families. Some 230,000 civil servants are currently subject to interim or ratified agreements concluded under the mandate. Adults funded by CLBC can receive application forms from local CLBC offices or on the CLBC website by calling 1-877-660-2522 or emailing: CLBCInfo@gov.bc.ca. Information about scholarships can also be found on the BCGEU website at www.bcgeu.ca or www.selfadvocatenet.com. Community Living British Columbia (CLBC) and the BC Government and Service Employees` Union (BCGEU) are co-sponsors of the scholarship fund established as part of their 2012 collective agreement. The Fund is open to adults eligible for CLBC support and was established in 2014. “As demand for CLBC services has increased, the demands for our front-line members who support clients have also increased,” said Stephanie Smith, President of BCGEU.
“I am pleased that we have found common ground with the employer and reached an agreement that balances clients` needs for access to care with the need for a fair workload and compensation for our members.” Welcome to Community Living BC. We are pleased that you are joining our team and participating in our vision of supporting the people we serve to have a life full of opportunities to welcome communities. We look forward to your strengths in making a useful contribution to the successful implementation of this vision. Currently, we support more than 22,000 people who are development behind schedule in British Columbia. Click here to take a 45-minute introductory course for new CLBC contracts.