B.C. native courtworkers ratify new agreement

New contract ensures native courtworkers receive wage parity with others doing comparable work. 

logo for the B.C. Government and Service Employees Union (BCGEU/NUPGE)Vancouver (05 Jan. 2015) — The B.C. Government and Service Employees’ Union (BCGEU/NUPGE) native courtworker members have ratified a new collective agreement with the Native Courtworker and Counselling Association of British Columbia. 

BCGEU/NUPGE native courtworkers members achieve wage parity 

The agreement provides wage parity for native courtworkers with other public service workers doing similar work, effective Jan. 1, 2015. Until now, salary levels for comparable jobs in the Aboriginal services sector started at about $10,000 higher than for native courtworkers.

The new agreement also includes a one per cent wage increase effective April 1, 2015, and expires on March 31, 2016. The BCGEU/NUPGE represents about 36 members in the bargaining unit, including native courtworkers and counsellors.

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