April 1 adjustments to facilities collective agreement

A number of negotiated premiums, differentials and wage adjustments in the 2019-2022 Facilities Bargaining Association (FBA) collective agreement kick in this month. All are effective the first pay period after April 1, 2020.

These include a general wage increase of two per cent, plus the elimination of the lowest step in the pay grid, which will provide an additional wage boost to the lowest-paid workers covered by the agreement.

In addition, night shift and weekend premiums increase by 25 cents an hour, while on-call differentials increase by 10 cents an hour.

Also April 1, government will provide an additional $1 million to the union administered FBA Education Fund providing skills upgrading and career mobility opportunities for union members covered by the facilities subsector collective agreement.

Adjusted wage grid for April 2020