Members at PBAS ratify wage increases and language improvements with new collective agreement

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July 24, 2023

The members in Toronto, British Columbia, Manitoba, Newfoundland, Alberta and Quebec at PBAS (Prudent Benefits Administration Services) ratified a three-year agreement on June 27, 2023. Members will receive wage increases in Year 1 of 6.08% and in Year 3 – 2%.

Benefit improvements include an increase to the vision care allowance to $500 and massage therapy will be included in paramedical coverage of 90% up to $500.

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Other language improvements include:

  • The National Day for Truth and Reconciliation will be added to the list of holidays.
  • Timelines to reach 4th and 5th week of vacation entitlement reduced by 3 years.
  • Step parents, step child and step siblings added to bereavement leave language.
  • Language to introduce work from home (hybrid) schedule.
  • Summer schedule improvements.

Union negotiating committee: Sarah Benevides and Sherry Lotaquon. Regional Director: Jehan Ahamed and Union representative: Mike Windley.

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