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CBA members to receive maximum wage increase this year

CBA members to receive maximum wage increase this year
Inflation-protection measures negotiated in new agreement will trigger 6.75% increase

New inflation figures released yesterday confirm that the maximum wage protections in the CBA collective agreement will be triggered, and members will receive the full 6.75% wage increase starting April 1, 2023.

CBA Bargaining Update: Members Vote In Favour of Tentative Agreement

The member unions of the Community Bargaining Association (CBA) have voted by 94 per cent to ratify a new three-year collective agreement with the Health Employers Association of British Columbia (HEABC).
Pay increases are retroactive to April 1, 2022, and the remainder of the collective agreement comes into effect immediately. The agreement will be effective until March 31, 2025. The employer controls when retroactive pay will be paid, but the union will advocate for it to be issued as quickly as possible.

CBA Bargaining Update: Information Meetings and How to Vote on Tentative Agreement

The tentative agreement reached by your representatives on the bargaining committee is an historic, greatly-expanded collective agreement that meets the priorities set by members like you working in community health across the province. Your negotiating team applied relentless pressure on the employers – backed by your courageous support – forcing the government to put new money on the table that brought wages and premiums closer than ever to those of our colleagues in the Facilities Agreement, while protecting extended health and long-term disability benefits.

CBA Ratification: Information Package on the Proposed Agreement

When your Community Health Services and Support bargaining committee went into bargaining, they had dozens of priorities from members like you. You gave your representatives clear direction that closing the wage gap between the Community Agreement and the Facilities Agreement was essential. By autumn, progress had been made on many items, but the government had dug in their heels on two key issues: bringing wages in line with other sectors and securing your benefits.

CBA Bargaining Update: Tentative Agreement Reached

We are pleased to announce that the team negotiating on behalf of you and your colleagues represented by the Community Bargaining Association have reached a tentative agreement in the early hours of Sunday, January 15, 2023. 

CBA Bargaining Update: Details of new offer coming January

Following the CBA Bargaining Committee’s decision to suspend negotiations over lack of progress in early November, the employers have recently asked for a return to the bargaining table in January to discuss an amended offer.

The eight constituent unions, led by BCGEU and including HSA, have agreed to meet with HEABC to hear about the new offer. Those meetings will begin January 10, 2023. At this point, we do not have any details, and there is no guarantee that an amended offer will allow us to reach a tentative agreement, but that is the goal of the Committee

CBA Bargaining Update: Next steps on stalled negotiations

As reported last week, contract talks have broken off as of November 3. The current monetary offer by the Health Employers Association of BC is not sufficient to meet the core priorities established by the CBA bargaining committee.

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It’s now important to hear from you so that your HSA representatives in discussions with the lead union can effectively advocate for your concerns. Here’s what happens next: