ICBC Job Action Expands to Include Training Ban



Union Targets Training for New Care Card System and Transformation Program

Burnaby – Job action at the Insurance Corporation of BC is expanding to include a ban on internal training and employee performance management plans, said the Canadian Office and Professional Employees Union, local 378 (MoveUP). The training programs primarily affected are for the new Care Card system and Transformation Program.

ICBC’s Transformation Program is an approximately $400 million business process revitalization program that the Corporation hopes to have complete by 2014.

The provincial government has also begun the process which will transfer administration and issuance of Care Cards from the Health Insurance BC to ICBC. MoveUP members at ICBC have been told the plan is to have the Care Card program fully transferred over to the Corporation by November 30, 2012.

“Most of the public doesn’t know that ICBC performs several services for government for free, including driver licensing and fee collection,” said MoveUP Vice President Jeff Gillies. “ICBC’s own estimates say these services would otherwise cost the government $110 million each year. How much more will Care Cards cost?”

“The province continues to treat the Corporation like their personal piggy bank, while leaving ICBC’s employees and customers behind,” continued Gillies. “Above and beyond the subsidized drivers services the BC Liberal government is taking over $1 billion from ICBC’s coffers. But they refuse to give back to the drivers or employees who have made ICBC the success it is.”

“Our job action is designed to remind ICBC and the provincial government of the value of our members while keeping drivers out of the dispute,” finished Gillies.

The driving public shouldn’t see any impact from the training or employee performance management plan evaluation ban. The ban took effect on Wednesday, July 11 at 1:40 pm.

Media contact: Sage Aaron, 604-317-6153, saaron@moveuptogether.ca