Single Site Order for Long Term Care and Assisted Living
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Single Site Order for Long Term Care and Assisted Living

The provincial health officer single site order, which restricted multisite healthcare workers in long term care and assisted living facilities to one work site during the pandemic, was lifted as of December 31, 2022. However, the BC government has committed to continuing the wage levelling top up that has been in place since spring 2020.

Under the wage levelling agreement, impacted healthcare workers who work under independent collective agreements were moved to the higher hourly rates in public-sector agreements. A large number of Local 501 members working in private long term care and assisted living have been receiving the wage levelling in line with the community health public-sector agreement.

At this time, there is no defined end date for the wage levelling. Various healthcare unions, including CLAC, have been pressing the government to make the temporary measure a permanent solution as part of a campaign commitment to providing standardized benefits and working conditions in seniors’ care.

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