Nurses

At the close of nominations for dedicated stewards-at-large to represent HSA Registered Psychiatric Nurses in three health authorities, Nicole McIntosh was acclaimed to represent members working in Providence Health Care. McIntosh is an RPN working at St. Paul’s Hospital, and a member of the union’s Board of Directors, representing members in Region 6. As the elected steward-at-large, McIntosh will have...

Nominations are now being accepted for steward-at-large to support HSA members covered by the Nurses’ Bargaining Association (NBA) collective agreement. Under the terms of a memorandum of agreement for a pilot project reached between the bargaining association (NBA) and Health Employers’ Association of BC (HEABC), HSA is entitled to a total 1.0 FTE of steward-at-large steward representation for HSA members...

NBA and HEABC agree to remove 10-year limitation and extend application deadline

Many members covered by the Nurses’ Bargaining Association (NBA) collective agreement who have reached 15-, 20-, 25- and 30-year milestones in their career are now eligible for long-service pay rates (also known as “Add Pay”) based on seniority date (regular employees) or seniority hours (casual employees). Find out more about Add Pay: June 1, 2023 - Agreement Reached on Long-Service...

HEABC, Ministry of Health reveal security breach involving up to 240,000 health care employees’ e-mail addresses and other personal information. The Health Employers Association of BC (HEABC) CEO Michael McMillan and Minister of Health Adrian Dix announced this afternoon a significant cybersecurity breach affecting health care employees’ personal information occurred on HEABC servers in June this year. HEABC said it...

Employers to recognize nurses at 15-, 20-, 25- and 30-year career milestones Representatives for the Nurses’ Bargaining Association have successfully negotiated a final interpretation of App XX: MOA: Wage Schedule Adjustment with the Health Employers Association of BC (HEABC) intended to pay registered psychiatric nurses based on their years of seniority or relevant nursing experience. RPNs who have reached 15-...

Members of the Nurses Bargaining Association have voted 61 per cent in favour of a new collective agreement effective April 21, 2022 to March 31, 2025. Highlights of the contract include significant pay increases amounting to a minimum of 13 to 14% over three years, depending on whether cost-of-living protections are triggered by BC inflation in year three, with retroactive...

HSA’s Registered Psychiatric Nurses and Registered Nurses are eligible for partial reimbursement of fees paid to the BC College of Nurses and Midwives (BCCNM) in 2023 The rate of reimbursement has been set at $215 per member. To claim for partial reimbursement of your fees, scan and send your receipt for fees paid to the BCCNM to @email . Please...

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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...