Tuesday, February 12, 2013

BC Public Sector Overview

The following information comes from the Ministry of Finance for the Province of British Columbia's webpage. It shows the current cost to BC taxpayers for the various services provided by the public sector. Health and education consume 68% of the total cost.

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Data for Chart: Health - $11.8 B (49%) ; Education (K-12) - $4.5 B (19%); Public Service - 2.5 B (10%); Universities - $1.8 B (8%); Crown Corporations - 1.8 B (7%); Colleges and Institutes - $1.1 B (4%); Community Social Services - $0.6 B (3%); Total Compensation Base - $24 B

Public Sector Overview
The people working in B.C.'s public sector provide a wide-range of services, including administrative, environmental, scientific, technical, health and social services, to name only a few.
  • The B.C. public sector employs approximately 370,000 people.
  • About 300,000 are unionized workers employed in the public service, at Crown corporations and agencies, and in the K-12, post-secondary, health and community social services sectors.
  • More than half of the people working in B.C.’s public sector now have tentative and ratified agreements settled under the 2012 Cooperative Gains Mandate. This represents about one-third of all agreements.
  • An increase of 1% in total compensation for all unionized public sector employees costs approximately $198 million.
  • If applied to non-union and management groups, this increases to $240 million.
  • Negotiations under the 2012 Cooperative Gains Mandate are in progress across B.C.'s public sector

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