BC paramedics get 10.3% more.
The Paramedical Professionals group includes dietitians, occupational therapists, hospital pharmacists, physiotherapists, social workers, diagnostic and medical technologists, and other medical professionals.
Because of the diversity wage increases range from 6.9% to 13.1% compounded, with an average wage increase of 10.3% compounded over four years, plus a signing bonus for all employees.
One of the key aspects of this agreement is that health employers will pay a lump sum toward the unfunded liability in the Health Sciences Association Long Term Disability Plan. A new Employer/Employee cost-shared LTD plan will be implemented effective August 4, 2006.
The Paramedical Professional Collective Agreement covers approximately 14,000 health science professionals. Included in this agreement are: the Health Sciences Association, BC Government and Service Employees' Union, Professional Employees' Association, Canadian Union of Public Employees and the Hospital Employees' Union.
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|Title Annotation:||Health Employers Association of British Columbia and the Paramedical Professional Bargaining Association sign agreement|
|Article Type:||Brief article|
|Date:||Apr 24, 2006|
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