News & Updates

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: Wages in the first and second years = unchanged offer of 1.5% increase each year. Wages in the third and proposed fourth year = an increase of just .25%...

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.

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. And...

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. In an effort to jump start discussions, the multi-union bargaining association...

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

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.

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

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

Union negotiators are calling the wage package tabled today by HEABC -extremely disappointing\" and say it will put health science professionals in BC even further behind their counterparts in Alberta and Ontario.

For all Community Social Services union members who work in CSSEA agencies ... its very important that you attend the upcoming bargaining information meeting in your area. For information, please go to www.respectbc.ca