B.C.'s teachers and many provincial government workers might have been forced to accept “net-zero” contracts, but several staffers working for premier Christy Clark and other cabinet ministers have received substantial salary increases in the past year, CBC News has learned.
The results of a Freedom of Information request show that nearly half of 34 ministerial employees who were named received a raise in the past year with an average 10-per-cent increase.
The lowest increase was six per cent, the documents show.
One executive assistant in Clark’s office saw her salary jump from $51,300 to $61,560, a 20-per-cent hike.
The teachers were offered net-zero, meaning their total contract could not increase in cost, and there could be no salary increases over the three-year deal unless there were compensating savings elsewhere in the contract.
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Langley Teachers' Association