B.C. community health workers win grievance

Employee vehicles used for work will have insurance paid for by company
|labour-reporter.com|Last Updated: 04/12/2011

Employees at Community Home Support Services (CHSS) will nowhave their vehicle insurance paid for by the company when the vehicle is usedfor work.

The union representing the workers filed a grievance whenCHSS stopped paying for business insurance on employee vehicles. Businessinsurance is required because employees use their own vehicles to travelbetween clients. The union claims insurance can be an additional $50 to $150for workers.

The B.C. government concluded that CHSS was violating anarticle in a sub-sector collective agreement when it ceased paying for theinsurance.

Employees will have their insurance covered from Jan. 1,2011. Members who filed the grievance will be reimbursed insurance payments toJan. 1, 2010.

Employees at CHSS are represented by the British ColumbiaGovernment and General Employees’ Union, which facilitated the settlementearlier this week.

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