Pay equity cost per Victorian: '1 large cup of latte per year'



    CUPE research brief shows union proposal would cost $4.08 annually for
    CRD residents

    VICTORIA, Nov. 2 /CNW/ - Negotiators for the City of Victoria have raised
alarm about the $1.43 million cost of CUPE 410's proposed pay equity package
to local taxpayers, but a briefing note released today by CUPE's National
Research department shows that the annual incremental cost of the proposal
would be less than five dollars per resident.
    Combining the number of property owners in the Greater Victoria area
according to the B.C. Assessment Authority (132,000) with the total population
of the service area for the Greater Victoria Public Library Board (292,342),
the briefing note shows that the annual cost per person in the service area is
$4.89. In the Capital Regional District, which has 350,000 residents, the cost
is $4.08 per person.
    "That's like one large cup of latte a year," says CUPE 410 president Ed
Seedhouse.
    "I think Victoria residents would agree that paying their library workers
fairly is worth at least that much."

    A copy of the full briefing note:
http://www.cupe.bc.ca/files/nov_2_cupe_410briefing_note_-_pay_equity_proposal.
pdf




For further information:

For further information: Ed Seedhouse: CUPE 410 president: (250)
588-9565; Tammy Simonds: CUPE representative: (250) 812-7197; Dan Gawthrop,
CUPE Communications: (604) 999-6132

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