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Tentative deal reached for health science professionals

A tentative agreement has been reached between the Paramedical Professional Bargaining Association and the Health Employers Association of BC following intense negotiations over the weekend.

Highlights of the four-year agreement include:

Tentative deal reached for health science professionals

A tentative agreement has been reached between the Paramedical Professional Bargaining Association and the Health Employer\s Association of BC for a four-year contract.

Chief negotiator Ron Ohmart says the union bargaining association made gains on all of the key bargaining objectives. More details will be made available tomorrow.

Breakthrough on longstanding issues

While the union bargaining committee is still awaiting a revised monetary proposal from the employer, a number of long-standing issues for health science professionals have been resolved in bargaining between the Paramedical Professional Bargaining Association (PPBA) and HEABC.

Employers wage offer -extremely disappointing"

Union negotiators are calling the wage package tabled today by HEABC -extremely disappointing\" and say it will put health science professionals in BC even further behind their counterparts in Alberta and Ontario.

Unions table wage package

Negotiations at the health science professionals\ table continued this week with the union bargaining association tabling a wage package that rectifies the A/B wage split, provides a fair wage increase for all health science professionals and returns the LTD plan to the employer.

Essential to your health: see the ads

HSA is raising awareness and seeking support for a fair contract for these critical members of the health care team in highly specialized disciplines covered by the contract.

A series of newspaper ads and bus signs across the province promotes the value of health science professionals to patients and their families from diagnosis to recovery.

HSA to represent 226 Cardiology Technologists

The BC Labour Relations Board has ruled that Cardiology Technologists, including Electrodiagnostic Technologists are appropriately represented by HSA.

The Board found that HSA, HEU and HEABC did not oppose that Cardiology Technologists should be transferred from the facilities sub-sector bargaining unit to the paramedical professional bargaining unit.

Employer tables proposals at health science professionals negotiations

After a slow start to negotiations last week, Ron Ohmart, HSAs Executive Director ... Labour Relations and chief negotiator for the Paramedical Professional Bargaining Association and the union bargaining committee welcomed a comprehensive list of proposals tabled by HEABC Monday morning.

-We are pleased the employer has tabled proposals that will allow for meaningful discussion at the table. I am optimistic that now that both parties have a common understanding of each others objectives we will be able to make some progress in contract talks," Ohmart said.