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Details on Upcoming Economic Stability Dividend

The province announced earlier in November that employees covered by agreements settled under the government’s Economic Stability Mandate — including those who work in the social services sector — will soon be receiving a wage increase.

The increase stems from the Economic Stability Dividend included in the 2014-2019 collective agreements, which allow for ongoing general wage increases when the provincial Gross Domestic Product (GDP) exceeds Economic Forecast Council (EFC) projections. The wage increase is calculated based on 50% of the positive difference between the EFC forecast for real GDP growth and the provincial GDP data tabulated by Statistics Canada.

The ESD wage increase will be effective February 1, 2018. CSSEA will be working with the unions to calculate the increases and will distribute new wage grids when they are finalized.

For more information please contact Eric Peraro at 604.601.3104, toll free 1.800.377.3340 ext. 104 or via e-mail at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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