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BACKGROUNDER

2004SDL0009-000337

April 28, 2004

Ministry of Skills Development and Labour

     

 

HOW B.C.S HEALTH FACILITY EMPLOYEES COMPARE

 


Current weekly hours of work for health facility support staff

 

BC

36

Alberta

38.75

Saskatchewan

37.33

Manitoba

38.75

Ontario

37.5

Quebec

36.25

Newfoundland

37.5

New Brunswick

37.5

Prince Edward Island

37.5

Nova Scotia

37.5

 

Weeks of vacation entitlement for health facility support staff

 

 

1
year

5
years

10 years

15 years

20 years

25 years

Max.

BC

4

4

5

6

7

8

9

Alberta

3

4

4

5

5

6

6

Saskatchewan

3

4

4

5

5

6

6

Manitoba

3

4

4

5

5

6

6

Ontario

3

4

4

5

5

6

6

Quebec

3

4

4

4

4

5

5

Newfoundland

4

4

5

5

5

6

6

New Brunswick

3

4

4

5

5

6

6

Prince Edward Island

3

3

4

4

5

5

6

Nova Scotia

3

4

4

5

5

6

6

 


Hourly pay rates for health facility employees (effective March 2004)

 

 

Cook

Licensed Practical Nurse

Cleaner

Laundry Worker

Food Service Worker

British Columbia

21.37

23.93

18.90

18.68

18.10

Alberta

16.94

18.89

14.11

12.94

14.11

Saskatchewan

17.38

20.10

14.13

13.71

14.13

Manitoba

13.50

22.07

12.88

12.88

12.88

Ontario

18.44

22.28

17.26

17.08

17.18

Quebec

17.87

19.43

14.29

15.80

13.88

Newfoundland

13.99

15.45

13.61

12.90

12.90

New Brunswick

13.45

15.04

15.04

12.61

14.14

Prince Edward Island

15.14

17.64

13.84

13.84

13.84

Nova Scotia

17.58

18.2

14.11

12.94

12.73

Average

16.57

19.30

14.82

14.34

14.39

 

Wage impacts of Bill 37:

 

Job Classification

Current hourly wage rate

Hourly wage rate when Bill 37 in effect.*

National Average

Housekeeping Aide

18.90

16.07

**

Cook I

21.37

18.16

16.57

Cleaner

18.90

16.07

14.82

Food Service Supervisor IV

29.96

25.47

**

Food Service worker 1

18.10

15.39

14.39

Houskeeper

24.10

20.49

**

Laundry Worker 1

18.68

15.88

14.39

Licensed Practical Nurse

23.93

20.34

19.30

 

*Assuming a total 15 per cent reduction in wages and does not include pay equity increases.

**Comparable classifications do not exist in enough provincial systems to provide reliable averages.

 

 

Source: Health Employers Association of British Columbia

 

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Media

contact:

Betty Nicholson

Communications Director

Ministry of Skills Development and Labour

250 387-2699

 

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