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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:
 

CBA Bargaining Update: Talks Break Off

A delegation from the constituent unions of the CBA met with HEABC and a representative of the Public Sector Employers’ Council Secretariat (PSEC) on November 3, 2022.
 
It was our goal to impress upon PSEC that the CBA was unable to meet the core priorities we had established based on the monetary offer we have received. In particular we outlined the dramatic differences in compensation between CBA and FBA workers and the impact it has had, and will continue to have, on recruitment and retention in the CBA.
 

CBA Bargaining Update: Bargaining continues, progress stalling

The CBA bargaining committee resumed negotiations with HEABC on October 19 – 21, 2022.

We have made some progress and are close to resolving outstanding non-monetary matters and we’re currently working to reach an agreement on changes to hours of work in both Article 14 and 15.

CBA Bargaining Update: Employer Now Pushing For Concessions In Bargaining

For most of the last two weeks the HSA, along with seven other constituent unions of the CBA, has been at the bargaining table with the Health Employers’ Association of BC (HEABC) working towards a tentative agreement.

We had hoped to have good news about progress but, unfortunately, we are not satisfied with where negotiations stand at this time.

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