Execs’ pay explanations don’t make sense

Community Living B.C. bosses' 'salary holdback' doesn't make sense

Wow, another week of the B.C. Liberals’ gibberish and verbal shuffling in order to appease a very bewildered public.

Both Premier Christy Clark and Social Development Minister Stephanie Cadieux recently declared that Community Living B.C. executives did not receive a pay hike. They insisted the annual bonus the managers receive is just a “salary holdback.”

Why would you hold back part of a person’s salary and call it a bonus? Was it a performance bonus or not? The public understands that a performance bonus is paid out only if certain conditions or quotas are met, usually on an annual basis.

What would have happened if the annual targets or quotas were not met? Would the provincial government then deduct part of the employee’s salary from their “holdback?”

Cadieux said the “new compensation package” was approved by the CLBC’s board of directors and the public sector employees’ union and took effect on April 1.

How convenient to justify another permanent and generous pay raise.

Martin Battle

Victoria

Just Posted

Here comes the rain: Victoria can expect post Thanksgiving showers all week

Mild, rainy weather expected from Tuesday to Saturday

Opponents of Elizabeth May criticize her push to scrap temporary foreign worker program

May has proposed to scrap the federal program which supplies local business with temporary workers

Victoria woman uses loss to raise awareness of Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Day

City of Victoria to recognize Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Day Oct. 15

Calling all little yogis

Saanich yoga studio offering yoga classes for kids to encourage emotion control, healthy lifestyle

Monterey Faces: Meet lifelong Oak Bay resident Audrey Bruce

Monterey centre volunteer Linda Foubister interviews Audrey Bruce

VIDEO: Langley woman’s security camera records its own theft

Langley family discovers early morning grab was recorded

Canadian Snowbirds plane crashes before air show in Atlanta

Pilot lands safely after ejecting from jet

Share crash data, private insurers tell David Eby, ICBC

B.C. monopoly makes drivers retrieve their own records

B.C. VIEWS: Wolf kill, not backcountry bans, saving caribou

B.C.’s largest herds turn the corner from extinction

Pearson nets shootout winner as Canucks clip Flyers 3-2

Vancouver picks up second straight home win

Map on Elections Canada website sends Nanaimo-Ladysmith voters to landfill

Address for polling station correct, but Google Map address differs

BC Children’s Hospital launches 2 new virtual care sites bringing total to 19 across province

Provincial initiative allows pediatric patients to see health specialists through video

‘Wham-bam out the door’: Surrey man’s front yard left ruined by scamming landscaper

Resident warns neighbours to be careful of door-to-door salesmen

Most Read