General Wage Increase—May 1, 2016

As noted in a previous memo members, an additional General Wage Increase of 0.45% will be implemented as the result of the Economic Stability Dividend, negotiated on your behalf as part of your 2014–2019 Collective Agreement. 

AAPS members will receive the increase on May 1, 2016.

Please note that this increase is in addition to your already scheduled provincially funded GWIs as outlined in your Collective Agreement. Funding for the May 1, 2016 GWI will be provided to The University by the Province.

Letter of Agreement #5: Economic Stability Dividend states that:

“The Economic Stability Dividend shares the benefits of economic growth between employees in the public sector and the Province contingent on growth in BC's real GDP. Employees will receive a general wage increase (GWI) equal to one-half (1/2) of any percentage gain in real GDP above the forecast of the Economic Forecast Council for the relevant calendar year. For greater clarity and as an example only, if real GDP were one percent (1%) above forecast real GDP then employees would be entitled to a GWI of one-half of one percent (0.5%).”

We encourage you to read Letter of Agreement #5 in full as it explains the process for calculation and implementation, as well as provides examples of timelines.

AAPS is solely focused on the issues facing you at UBC. As your legal bargaining agent, we dedicate our resources to ensuring you are treated with professional respect. While the Collective Agreement is the core document that AAPS negotiates on your behalf, we also have ongoing conversations with the University related to the employment relationship.

If you have any questions about this recently announced GWI or the Economic Stability Dividend, please feel free to contact AAPS Executive Director joey.hansen@ubc.ca or 604 822 8230.

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