British Columbia News
BC Transit, Unifor Local 333 ratify agreement
Tuesday, February 11, 2020 10:00 AM
BC Transit and employees represented by Unifor Local 333 have ratified a new agreement under the B.C. government’s Sustainable Services Negotiating Mandate.
The agreement focuses on improving services for people and ensuring fair and affordable compensation.
Unifor Local 333 represents approximately 650 drivers, service and maintenance staff working at BC Transit in Greater Victoria.
The agreement includes:
- a three-year term (April 1, 2019, to March 31, 2022);
- general wage increases of 2%, 2% and 2%; and
- improvements to recruitment and retention through training-period enhancements and modest wage-scale adjustments.
The Sustainable Services Negotiating Mandate supports government’s commitment to improve the services people count on, make life more affordable and invest in sustainable economic growth. The mandate is consistent with B.C.’s commitment to balanced budgets and sound fiscal management.
Currently, there are nearly 240,000 public-sector employees covered by tentative or ratified agreements reached under the mandate.
Learn more about public-sector bargaining in B.C.: www.gov.bc.ca/psecbargaining