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NBA members vote in favour of new collective agreement

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 increases going back to April 1, 2022.

NBA Bargaining Update: Comprehensive Report and Information Meetings on the Proposed Agreement

Your bargaining committee has achieved an historic agreement that delivers record-setting compensation for BC nurses. It provides meaningful incentives that will help retain nurses today and attract the nurses needed for the future. And with the groundbreaking Ministry of Health commitment on mandatory nurse-patient ratios, the employers must make significant improvements to address shortages over the next three years.

HSA Nurses Eligible for College Fee Reimbursement - Apply to HSA by June 30, 2023

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 Please include your name, worksite, mailing address, and current personal email address.

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).

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.

NBA Bargaining Update: Committee Reviewing Your Priorities

HSA’s representatives on the NBA bargaining committee met today to review the priorities set by HSA RPNs. Members first identified these priorities through the membership survey that members completed in the fall of 2021, and they were discussed further by delegates to the October 202 Bargaining Proposals Conference.

They will join with a representative from HEU as well as the BCNU Bargaining Committee on November 23 to start preparation for bargaining.

Updates to BC’s Emergency Health Provider Registry

Since its launch, the Emergency Health Provider Registry (EHPR) has adapted to respond to health system emergencies (including floods, wildfires, and other climate-change related disasters) and the COVID-19 pandemic. More than 10,000 people are currently registered with the EHPR and the Ministry of Health is undertaking a refresh of the system to update registrant information and improve our capacity to contact and deploy registrants in a timely way.