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.
The pay increases amount 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.
Additional pay raises will be delivered through increased premiums for evenings, nights, weekends, super shifts, and on call.
And starting in the 2023 registration year, your fees for the College of BC Nurses and Midwives will be reimbursed directly by the employer.
Your bargaining committee believes this is a tentative agreement that meets the priorities set by registered psychiatric nurses, and your Board of Directors joins with the other unions in the bargaining association in recommending that you vote YES in favour of the tentative collective agreement.
Learn more: resources on the tentative agreement
- Comprehensive Report on the proposed agreement
- Frequently asked questions (FAQs)
- Wage estimator
- Ratification hub
Learn more: attend information meetings April 12 and 13
HSA will be conducting telephone town halls, inviting all members to call in to listen to reports, hear questions from other members, and ask questions themselves.
Wednesday, April 12
7:00 to 8:00 pm
Thursday April 13
Noon to 1:00 pm
Times are in Pacific Daylight Savings.
To participate, HSA will need to reach you at your personal phone number. If you have recently changed your phone number, please update your contact information so that we dial the correct number.
Contact us with your questions
To find out more about how this tentative agreement will affect your position, send your questions to firstname.lastname@example.org or contact us at 604-517-0994 or 1-800-663-2017
Voting on the tentative agreement is open to all HSA members covered by the Nurses Bargaining Association, and will be held online over the course of a week.
Voting will open at 8:00 am April 19, and close at 4:00 pm on April 26.
You will need a voting credential to cast your vote; these will be sent out by email on April 19, the day the voting begins. If you have not provided your email address to HSA, your voting credentials will be mailed to you and should be received by April 19.
Make sure your contact information is up-to-date using our member contact update tool.
Please ask your coworkers if they are receiving HSA emails — if they are not, encourage them to visit the member contact update tool to update their information and make sure they receive the voting link by email.