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Unions table proposals

March 16, 2006
On Wednesday, March 15, the Community Health Bargaining Association tabled a comprehensive package of proposals in an effort to facilitate movement towards agreement on a fair collective agreement. Download full version as PDF

Details of tentative health science professionals agreement

March 15, 2006
A tentative agreement has been reached between the Paramedical Professional Bargaining Association and the Health Employers Association of BC following intense negotiations over the weekend. Download complete text as PDF (includes highlights of the four-year agreement)

Tentative deal reached for health science professionals

March 14, 2006
A tentative agreement has been reached between the Paramedical Professional Bargaining Association and the Health Employer\s Association of BC for a four-year contract.Chief negotiator Ron Ohmart says the union bargaining association made gains on all of the key bargaining objectives. More details will be made available tomorrow.

Workers need real money, benefits and job security

March 14, 2006
The employers' bargaining agent has tabled a counter-proposal that falls far short of addressing community social services workers demands. Here's what the Community Social Services Employers' Association (CSSEA) is offering now:

Latest on pay, job security from community health employers -pretty underwhelming"

March 14, 2006
It took them three days to respond, but in bargaining Monday evening the Health Employers Association of B.C. finally tabled counter offers on the key union priorities of wages and job security. Lori Horvat, an HSA representative on the Community Bargaining Association bargaining committee, said the employer tabled a job security package that they admitted they couldnt deliver on.

Community health talks to go through weekend

March 11, 2006
As contract talks for 13,000 community health workers get set to go through the weekend, HSA negotiators Charlie Wheat and Lori Horvat report that while small progress has been made in the past several days, health employers have still not moved on the key issues for front line workers.

Breakthrough on longstanding issues

March 10, 2006
While the union bargaining committee is still awaiting a revised monetary proposal from the employer, a number of long-standing issues for health science professionals have been resolved in bargaining between the Paramedical Professional Bargaining Association (PPBA) and HEABC.

First week of nurses' bargaining concludes

March 10, 2006
The Nurses Bargaining Association bargaining committee met with the Health Employers Association of BC (HEABC) and Health Authority representatives for the past five days (March 6 - 10,2006). The Unions proposed changes to the collective agreement in numerous areas. Download full text as PDF

Community health casuals make gains

March 9, 2006
Negotiators for workers covered by the Community Health Services and Support collective agreement say theyve reached agreement with employers on a package of important gains for casuals which represents a small step forward for an overall settlement in the sector. Download full version as PDF

Who is caring for the caregivers?

March 8, 2006
A recent survey of unionized community social services workers in British Columbia has revealed a shocking reality -- almost 50 per cent are working a second job, just to make ends meet. Download full version as PDF