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Details of the Community Health Services and Support (CBA) collective agreement

Ratification meetings are being held for HSA members to vote on the tentative agreement between the Community Bargaining Association (Community Health Services and Support) and Health Employers' Association. The HSA Board of Directors and your bargaining committee are recommending you vote "YES" in favour of the agreement. For information on this agreement:

Summary of the proposed collective agreement

Tentative agreement reached

B.C.s 13,000 workers covered by Community Health collective agreement have a tentative agreement for a new contract that includes pay increases, stronger employment security and contracting out protections, and measures to improve health and safety.

-This is a good, solid settlement that meets the priorities set by community health workers," says George Heyman, president of the B.C. Government and Service Employees Union, which is the largest union involved in the talks.

Community health talks hit contracting out hurdle Tuesday night

Contract talks for community health workers went late into the night Tuesday, but negotiators for the multi-union community health bargaining association ran into a significant hurdle in our efforts to limit the number of jobs employers can contract out over the life of the agreement.

As a result, talks adjourned in an effort to give both sides the chance to come up with solutions to move negotiations closer to a settlement.

Employment security issues—including caps on contracting out—are a crucial issue for front-line workers.

Community health talks move closer to settlement

Negotiators for the multi-union community health bargaining association representing 13,000 workers say they are moving closer to achieving a tentative contract now that there's agreement with employers on important issues like wage-protected employees and superior benefits.

In addition, the Health Employers Association of B.C. has dropped some concession demands such as a longer work week and poor bumping language.

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

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

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.

Community health casuals make gains

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.

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Community health unions table wage package

Contract talks for 13,000 community health workers are focused thisweek on compensation issues as the unions outlined their plan for a fair pay boost along with measures to make up for lost ground.