Wages and benefits top list of priorities for HSA’s registered psychiatric nurses

HSA members gathered in Richmond last week to consider HSA members’ priorities for the Nurses Bargaining Association. Wages and benefits are the priorities for HSA’s more than 1,400 registered psychiatric nurses who work under the Nurses Bargaining Association collective agreement.

Members called for a fix to the Pharmacare Tie-in implement in the 2012-2014 contract, as well as for improved wages and classification specialization that recognizes registered psychiatric nurses’ unique contribution to the modern health care team.

HSA’s lead negotiator is Senior Labour Relations Office Dani Demetlika.  Larry Bryan, a registered psychiatric nurse at Haro Park Centre, was elected as the member representative at the table.

The current collective agreement expires March 31, 2014.