April 25, 2022
QU’ILS MANGENT DE LA BRIOCHE
In response to the BC Ferries’ President & CEO update on April 22, 2022, the Union could provide industry examples for wages and benefits. We could design an easy-to-read table comparing cooks, terminal attendants, trades, commercial drivers, and mariners alike, showing entire compensation packages with other employers, but all of that would be meaningless without the employer’s sincere engagement on the issue. We talk to members, we are members, and we know our value and worth. The workers’ experience does not support the CEO’s claims.
The Union has observed as our membership took 0% in 2021 while management saw fit to give themselves increases. The Union has observed in 2022 as our membership received mileage at $0.49/km while management saw fit to give themselves mileage starting at $0.61/km. Both of these reflect a two-tier system of compensation and indicate where management places the value of its employees.
BC Ferries has an opportunity, now, in a tight labour market with inflation at 30-year highs, to show the Unionized workers they are valued, have value, and deserve additional compensation.
BC Ferries has an opportunity, now, in a tight labour market with unemployment at 30-year lows, to show the Unionized workers they are valued, have value, and deserve additional compensation.
We urge BC Ferries to immediately reassess their budgeting for wages and training. Any attempt to gaslight the Union on compensation packages would not be productive.
To view as a pdf: Bulletin #19 Qu’ils Mangent De La Brioche