Community health talks move closer to settlement

Negotiators for the multi-union community health bargaining association representing 13,000 workers say they are moving closer to achieving a tentative contract now that there's agreement with employers on important issues like wage-protected employees and superior benefits.

In addition, the Health Employers Association of B.C. has dropped some concession demands such as a longer work week and poor bumping language.

After bargaining into the early morning Tuesday, talks resume later this afternoon and are moving into the final stages where wages and job security remain critical outstanding issues.