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NBA Bargaining Update: Housekeeping and Non-Monetary Issues

This month, the NBA Bargaining Committee has been back at the table with bargaining representatives from the Health Employers Association of BC (HEABC), exchanging article language proposals on housekeeping and non-monetary issues. In bargaining, “housekeeping” is a term that refers to changes that update the contract without changing it (for example, correcting spelling mistakes, or adding and removing punctuation), while non-monetary issues are those that don’t have an associated cost (for example, strengthening language that doesn’t occur a cost for the employer).

CSS Bargaining Update: Negotiations resume

Negotiations between the nine-union Community Social Services Bargaining Association (CSSBA) and the provincial Community Social Services Employers’ Association (CSSEA) – which covers you and 17,000 other unionized workers in the sector – resumed yesterday.

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

NBA Bargaining Update: Bargaining Formally Underway

Bargaining for the next Nurses’ Bargaining Association (NBA) collective agreement began on Thursday, December 8th in Vancouver when both the NBA Bargaining Committee and the Health Employers Association of BC (HEABC) presented their opening remarks. HSA members are represented on the Bargaining Committee by Nicole McIntosh, a registered psychiatric nurse at St.

HSPBA Ratification: What You Should Know Before Voting


Members of your HSPBA Bargaining Committee (L-R: Allen Peters, Radiological Technologist; Candis Johnson, Supported Child Development Worker; Sapan Behar, Respiratory Therapist; Jennifer Hiscock, Respiratory Therapist; Cheryl Greenhalgh, Radiological Technologist; Jing-Yi Ng, Pharmacist; Mandi Ayers, Medical Laboratory Technologist and Kieran Shoker, Pharmacist)

Applications now open for latest Professional Development Fund

Newest $3 million fund can be used to help you with training commenced between September 1, 2022 and August 31, 2023

Health Science Professional Bargaining Association members of Health Sciences Association are invited to apply for financial support from a new $3 million fund announced earlier this year.

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:
 

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