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December 11, 2014, 9:45 am

CUPE Has Ratified Agreement with BC Assessment

BC Assessment

VICTORIA – The Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) local 1767 and BC Assessment have ratified their agreement negotiated under the Economic Stability Mandate.

The five-year tentative agreement covers approximately 680 employees represented by CUPE local 1767 who work as appraisers, clerical support, administration and property inventory collectors throughout the province, as well as staff who work in the areas of mapping, auditing, communications, legal, finance, appraisal, research, administrative, business systems and information technology support at BC Assessment’s head office in Victoria.

The term of the agreement is from Jan. 1, 2014, to Dec. 31, 2019. The agreement provides for a modest 5.5% wage increase over the five years of the term with potential for additional increases if the B.C. economy exceeds the annual forecasts set by the Economic Forecast Council during the last four years of the agreement.

Approximately 200,000 public-sector employees are now covered by tentative or ratified agreements under the Economic Stability Mandate. Overall, this represents about two-thirds of all unionized public-sector employees in B.C.

The government’s Economic Stability Mandate gives public-sector employers the ability to negotiate longer-term agreements within a fixed fiscal envelope, and offers employees an opportunity to participate in the province’s economic growth through the Economic Stability Dividend. Settlements are expected to be unique and to reflect priorities negotiated to ensure labour stability and affordable service delivery throughout B.C.