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.