Update on Temporary Pandemic Pay
HSA has received confirmation from the Ministry of Health that the Temporary Pandemic Pay will be paid out to Health Authority staff on October 9, 2020.
The $4 an hour payment applies both to regular and overtime hours worked by health care workers covered by the Health Science Professionals' Bargaining Association (HSPBA), Community Bargaining Association (CBA), and Nurses’ Bargaining Association (NBA) collective agreements for the period March 15 to July 4. Union dues are not payable on the Temporary Pandemic Pay earnings.
Payments to community social service agencies to pay out the Temporary Pandemic Pay to staff working under the Community Social Services Employers’ Association (CSSEA) collective agreement will be dependent on when the funding invoice is received by the Ministry of Finance, as well as the funding agencies (BC Housing, Community Living BC, Health Authorities.) Community social services agencies have until October 31 to submit claims for funding.
See the government's question and answer website here: https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/safety/emergency-preparedness-response-recovery/covid-19-provincial-support/temporary-pandemic-pay