CEO raises appalling, says HEU
- Vancouver Island Health Authority CEO and NHA CEO: five per cent
- VIHA deputy chief medical officer: 32 per cent (from $150,000 to $198,000)
- VIHA medical director (Central Vancouver Island): 18 per cent
- FHA COO (Fraser South): 8.3 per cent
- PHA chief human resources officer: 9 per cent
- Vancouver Coastal Health Authority: Eight new positions making more than $125,000, for a 31-per-cent increase in staff at the top
HEU secretary-business manager Chris Allnutt, slamming the government’s double standard, says the union is unimpressed with the premier’s argument that these pay hikes are needed to attract the best managers.
“These executive wage hikes show just how out of touch this government is with the situation facing workers in our hospitals and long-term care facilities,” says Allnutt.
“They should be much more concerned about the retention and recruitment crisis that their 15-per-cent wage cuts will cause among skilled and experienced staff. Even before Bill 37, one out of three of our members was looking for work outside of health care. But the imposed rollbacks will only make it worse.” Allnutt says that, in the aftermath of Bill 37, the union is pressing health employers to address the retention and recruitment crisis facing front-line health care workers.