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HSPBA tentative agreement details: voting meetings continue this week

In addition to a general wage increase for all members, this tentative agreement addresses issues that health science professionals have struggled with for the past two decades: valuing the important contributions of each and every member of the health care team, unsustainable workloads, chronic shortages and vacancies of critical members of the health care team, and a dysfunctional system of addressing increasing challenges in health and safety and work. Your Board of Directors recommends you vote "yes."

SCHEDULE OF HSA HSPBA TENTATIVE AGREEMENT MEETINGS AND VOTING

** UPDATED JANUARY 11 - 3:30 PM **

IN ADDITION, TWO TELEPHONE TOWN HALL INFORMATION MEETINGS  REMAIN FOR MEMBERS TO LEARN ABOUT THE DETAILS OF THE TENTATIVE AGREEMENT ARE SCHEDULED. TO ATTEND, SIMPLY ANSWER YOUR PHONE WHEN WE CALL YOU THE NIGHT OF THE MEETING, OR CALL IN TO 877-229-8493, ID Code 115000 or LISTEN IN ON THE WEBSTREAM HERE  

      • Thursday, January 17, 7 p.m.
      • Wednesday, January 23, 7 p.m.

If you are unable to attend an in-person meeting to vote, you may request a mail-in ballot by sending an email, including  your home mailing address, to  contract@hsabc.org

 SCHEDULE OF MEETINGS UPDATED JANUARY 15 - 5:15 PM

 

COMMUNITY/WORKSITE

LOCATION

DATE

TIME

Fort St. John (all worksites)

Northern Grand Hotel
9830 100 Ave. 

Wed. Jan. 16

Voting and Q&A: 12 noon - 6 pm

Abbotsford (all worksites)

Ag Rec Centre
32470 Haida Dr., Abbotsford

Wed. Jan. 16

Info and Q&A: 12 noon; 5 pm
Voting: 8 am - 8 pm

Mission (all worksites)

Ag Rec Centre
32470 Haida Dr., Abbotsford

Wed. Jan. 16

Info and Q&A: 12 noon; 5 pm
Voting: 8 am - 8 pm

Langley (all worksites)

Coast Hotel and Convention Centre
20393 Fraser Highway
Innis Room

Wed. Jan. 16

Info and Q&A: 12 noon; 5 pm
Voting: 8 am  - 8 pm

Sunny Hill Hospital

Sunny Hill – Cafeteria Conference Room

Wed. Jan. 16

Voting 11:30 – 1 p.m.

Burnaby (all worksites)

Delta Hotel at the Grand Villa Casino
4331 Dominion St., Burnaby
Carrera Room

Thurs. Jan. 17

Info and Q&A: 12 noon; 5 pm
Voting: 8 am - 8 pm

Saanich Peninsula Hospital

Meeting Room – next to cafeteria

Fri. Jan. 18

Voting and Q&A: 8 – 11 a.m.

Victoria General Hospital

Room 1816 in the cafeteria

Fri. Jan. 18

Voting and Q&A: 12 noon – 3 pm

Dawson Creek (all worksites)

Super 8 By Wyndham Dawson Creek
1440 Alaska Avenue 

Fri. Jan. 18

Voting and Q&A: 12 noon - 6 pm

Eagle Ridge Hospital

Eagle Ridge Hospital
Parklane Room

Fri. Jan. 18

Voting and Q&A: 12 noon - 1 pm

Penticton Regional Hospital

Penticton Regional Hospital
Outpatient Psychiatry Group Room 2

Fri. Jan. 18

Voting 9 am – 3 pm

Quesnel (all worksites)

Billy Barker Hotel
308 McLean Street
Showroom

Mon. Jan. 21

Voting and Q&A: 12 noon - 6 pm

Surrey (all worksites)

Surrey Memorial Hospital – UBC Theatre

Mon. Jan. 21

Info and Q&A: 12 noon; 4 pm
Voting: 10 am  - 9 pm

Surrey – Jim Pattison Outpatient Care and Surgery Centre

Jim Pattison Outpatient Care and Surgery Centre – Room G137

Mon. Jan. 21

Voting and Q&A: 1 – 4:30 pm

Nelson (all worksites)

Best Western
153 Baker Street
Kestrel Room

Mon. Jan. 21

Voting and Q&A: 12 noon - 6 pm

Vancouver (BC Cancer Centre)

BCCA – Vancouver Cancer Centre John Jambor Room

Mon. Jan. 21

BCCA Chapter meeting and voting
1:30-3:30 pm

Burnaby Hospital

Burnaby Hospital – Conference Room on the 4th Floor

Mon. Jan. 21

Voting and Q&A 8 am to 4 pm

New Westminster (all worksites)

Sapperton Hall
318 Keary Street

Tues. Jan. 22

Info and Q&A: 8 am; 12 noon; 4 pm
Voting: 8 am - 8 pm

Richmond (all worksites)

Executive Hotel
7311 Westminster Highway
Tivolis Room

Tues. Jan. 22

Info and Q&A: 12 noon; 4 pm
Voting: 12 noon - 6 pm

Port Alberni (all worksites)

The Hospitality Inn
3835 Redford St
Arrowsmith Room

Tues. Jan. 22

Voting and Q&A: 12 noon - 6 pm

BC Children’s and Women’s Hospital

Auditorium

Tues. Jan. 22

Voting and Q&A 8:30 am – 5 pm

Kelowna General Hospital

Centennial Building – Room 1350 (beside patient registration)

Tues. Jan. 22

9 am – 3 pm
5:30 – 8:30 pm

Terrace (all worksites)

Best Western Terrace Inn
Chinook Room

Wed. Jan. 23

Voting and Q&A: 12 noon - 6 pm

Trail (all worksites)

Best Western Plus Columbia River
Wanita Room

Wed. Jan. 23

Voting and Q&A: 12 noon - 6 pm

Powell River (all worksites)

Powell River General Hospital
Conference Room 2/3

Wed. Jan. 23

Voting and Q&A: 12 noon - 6 pm

Centre for Ability

BC Centre for Ability – Room 307

Wed. Jan. 23

Voting: 1 – 4:30 pm

New Westminster – Queen’s Park Care Centre

TO BE CONFIRMED

Wed. Jan. 23

TO BE CONFIRMED

Victoria – Royal Jubilee Hospital

Royal Jubilee Hospital - Heart Health D&T 3556 (by the 3 sets of elevators)

Wed. Jan. 23

1 – 5 pm

Courtenay/Comox (all worksites)

Best Western Westerly
1590 Cliffe Ave. Courtenay

Thurs. Jan. 24

Voting and Q&A: 12 noon – 6 pm

Sechelt (all worksites)

Sechelt Hospital
12- 5: large board room
5 - 7 pm: main floor meeting room

Thurs. Jan. 24

Voting and Q&A: 12 noon - 7 pm

Delta (all worksites) 

Ladner Leisure Centre
4600 Clarence Taylor Crescent
Upper Concourse Room

Thurs. Jan. 24

Voting and Q&A: 12 noon – 6 pm

Queen Alexandra Centre for Children’s Health

Queen Alexandra Centre for Children’s Health – Magnolia Room QAB Building

Thurs. Jan. 24

Voting: 12 noon – 12:45 pm

Victoria Arthritis Centre

Victoria Arthritis Centre

Thurs. Jan. 24

Voting: noon – 1 pm

Louis Brier Home

Louis Brier Home – Recreation Therapist Room – Office Room 245

Thurs. Jan. 24

Voting: 12:30 – 1:15 pm

Campbell River (all worksites)

Anchor Inn and Suites
261 Island Highway
Upper Concourse Room

Fri. Jan. 25

Voting and Q&A: 12 noon – 6 pm

North Vancouver (all worksites)

St. John Anglican Church
220 West 8th Street

Fri. Jan. 25

Voting and Q&A: 12 noon – 6 pm

Cranbrook (all worksites)

Best Western
1019 Cranbrook Street
Meeting Room

Fri. Jan. 25

Voting and Q&A: 12 noon - 6 pm

Prince Rupert (all worksites)

Prince Rupert Regional Hospital
Room 429

Fri. Jan. 25

Voting and Q&A: 12 noon - 6 pm 

Nanaimo (all worksites) 

Ramada Hotel
315 Rosehill Street
Meeting Room

Mon. Jan. 28 

Voting: 8 am - 8 pm
Info: 12 noon; 4 pm

Vancouver General Hospital

Vancouver General Hospital
Room 101, Heather Pavilion

Mon. Jan. 28

10 am – 2 pm

Duncan (all worksites)

Wyndham Duncan-Cowichan Valley
Driftwood Room

Tue. Jan. 29 

Q&A and voting: 12 noon - 6 pm 

Abbotsford Regional Hospital

Abbotsford Regional Hospital – Rooms 1 and 2 of Learning Centre

Tues. Jan. 29

Voting: 8 am to 8 pm

Houston – Houston Health Centre

TO BE CONFIRMED

Tues. Jan 29

Voting: 12 noon – 1 pm (tentative)

Smithers – Bulkley Valley Hospital

TO BE CONFIRMED

Tues. Jan. 29

Voting: 2 – 6 pm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


HSPBA and HEABC entered into negotiations in the fall in advance of the expiry of the current collective agreement, following the ratification of three collective agreements reached in BC’s public sector bargaining with the government. Those agreements established a pattern that set a base general wage increase for all public sector workers, and allowed for flexibility to address inequities that had developed over almost two decades of government- imposed restrictions to free collective bargaining.
Details of the tentative agreement reached between the Health Science Professionals Bargaining Association (HSPBA) and Health Employers’ Association of British Columbia (HEABC) for the term of April 1, 2019 to March 31, 2022 are now available for review by members.
 

Through two and half months of bargaining, both the union and employer bargaining committees focused on negotiating collective agreement solutions that address years of erosion in the system that affected our members’ ability to provide the care that British Columbians expect and deserve.

In addition to a general wage increase for all members, this tentative agreement addresses issues that health science professionals have struggled with for the past two decades: valuing the important contributions of each and every member of the health care team, unsustainable workloads, chronic shortages and vacancies of critical members of the health care team, and a dysfunctional system of addressing increasing challenges in health and safety and work.

Health science professionals work in a complex health care system that requires strategic solutions to ensure the best health care services are available to patients and clients when and where they need them.

Your HSA Board of Directors believes this tentative agreement meets those demands, and supports the recommendation of the bargaining committee to vote yes.

Voting on the tentative agreement will be conducted throughout January 2019 in communities across the province. In addition, members will have opportunities to attend telephone town halls and in-person information meetings in January. For members in communities where no in-person voting is available, members will receive information and voting packages by mail.
Questions about the collective agreement can be directed to contract@hsabc.org and we will do our best to respond to members’ questions as quickly as possible.

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