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CSSBA Bargaining Update – negotiations resume next week

Community social services bargaining will resume next week, starting May 16th. The Bargaining Committee will continue to discuss the issues that members have identified as priorities to the negotiating table with employer representatives.
 

CBA Bargaining Update: Progress on Non-Monetary Bargaining Issues

CBA Bargaining Update: Progress on Non-Monetary Bargaining Issues
 

The community health negotiations team met with the Health Employers’ Association of BC (HEABC) over the last two weeks to discuss key proposals related to mobility within health authorities and ways to make the collective agreement gender neutral and more inclusive for Indigenous and Transgender workers.
 
We are working to ensure that everyone sees themselves represented in the language of the collective agreement.
 

HSPBA Bargaining Update – Union negotiators propose wage increases

The Health Science Professional Bargaining Association (HSPBA), in talks this week with the Health Employers’ Association of BC (HEABC), has proposed a wage increase for health science professionals that, if accepted, would begin to address the critical issues undermining pandemic response and public health care in BC: chronic shortages, the rising cost of living, and the wage gap with other provinces.
 
The proposal seeks a two year agreement with a wage increase of 5% -- or COLA (cost of living adjustment), whichever is greater – in each of the two years.
 

HSPBA Bargaining Update – Wage proposal on track to be tabled next week

As news emerged today of an impasse in public sector bargaining between the provincial government and its direct employees over wages, the Health Science Professionals Bargaining Association (HSPBA) is preparing to table a wage proposal for health science professionals next week that addresses staff shortages, the rising cost of living, and closes the wage gap between BC and other provinces.

CSS Bargaining Update – Agreements Expire and Negotiations Continue

The Community Social Services bargaining committee is currently back at the table with the Community Social Services Employers’ Association (CSSEA) this week for scheduled negotiations until April 8th.
 
April 1st, 2022, marked the expiry of the collective agreements for the General Services, Indigenous Services and Community Living Services. The collective agreement is a negotiated contract that spells out your terms and conditions of your employment and your rights as a union member.
 

CSS Bargaining Update – Looking to tell your stories

The Community Social Services Bargaining Association is continuing to meet with the employers’ association.
 
The Bargaining Committee is pushing to achieve the non-monetary priorities that members identified as important measures to address the challenges in the community social services sector.
 
By the end of last week, the Committee had tabled all non-monetary topics and interests for consideration. In-depth discussions of these critical issues will continue this week on these critical issues and there are several days of negotiations scheduled.
 

CBA Bargaining Update – Deeply disappointed by the employer’s initial wage proposal

The Health Employers’ Association of BC (HEABC) tabled their initial wage proposal for the Community Health agreement, and we are deeply disappointed. We need a significant investment in front-line workers to address the staffing crisis in community health and we won’t accept anything less.
 
We expect challenging monetary negotiations, but the last weeks of bargaining have shown us that when we stand together, with your support, we can achieve important improvements for our sector.
 

CSS Bargaining Update – Five Weeks in

Last week was week five of negotiations between the Community Social Services Bargaining Association (CSSBA) and the Community Social Services Employers' Association (CSSEA).
 
Negotiations opened on Tuesday, March 1st by recognizing that March is Community Social Services Month, a time to honour and reflect on the important work that community social service professionals do for our social safety net and for communities.
 

2022 look-ahead: Bargaining, convention, and opportunities to participate in research surveys to support and protect health care workers

2022 is off to a busy start for HSA with preparations underway for contract negotiations for members working in health care and community social services. Contracts covering more than 20,000 members are set to expire March 31, 2022.
 
Also coming up in 2022 is the union’s annual convention April 28-30, planned to be held in person in Vancouver. In the lead-up to the convention, Board of Directors elections are also scheduled, with nominations closing on February 10.
 

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