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

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