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CSS Bargaining Update: Negotiations resume

Negotiations between the nine-union Community Social Services Bargaining Association (CSSBA) and the provincial Community Social Services Employers’ Association (CSSEA) – which covers you and 17,000 other unionized workers in the sector – resumed yesterday.

CBA Bargaining Update: Tentative Agreement Reached

We are pleased to announce that the team negotiating on behalf of you and your colleagues represented by the Community Bargaining Association have reached a tentative agreement in the early hours of Sunday, January 15, 2023. 

CBA Bargaining Update: Details of new offer coming January

Following the CBA Bargaining Committee’s decision to suspend negotiations over lack of progress in early November, the employers have recently asked for a return to the bargaining table in January to discuss an amended offer.

The eight constituent unions, led by BCGEU and including HSA, have agreed to meet with HEABC to hear about the new offer. Those meetings will begin January 10, 2023. At this point, we do not have any details, and there is no guarantee that an amended offer will allow us to reach a tentative agreement, but that is the goal of the Committee

NBA Bargaining Update: Bargaining Formally Underway

Bargaining for the next Nurses’ Bargaining Association (NBA) collective agreement began on Thursday, December 8th in Vancouver when both the NBA Bargaining Committee and the Health Employers Association of BC (HEABC) presented their opening remarks. HSA members are represented on the Bargaining Committee by Nicole McIntosh, a registered psychiatric nurse at St.

HSPBA Ratification: What You Should Know Before Voting


Members of your HSPBA Bargaining Committee (L-R: Allen Peters, Radiological Technologist; Candis Johnson, Supported Child Development Worker; Sapan Behar, Respiratory Therapist; Jennifer Hiscock, Respiratory Therapist; Cheryl Greenhalgh, Radiological Technologist; Jing-Yi Ng, Pharmacist; Mandi Ayers, Medical Laboratory Technologist and Kieran Shoker, Pharmacist)

Applications now open for latest Professional Development Fund

Newest $3 million fund can be used to help you with training commenced between September 1, 2022 and August 31, 2023

Health Science Professional Bargaining Association members of Health Sciences Association are invited to apply for financial support from a new $3 million fund announced earlier this year.

CBA Bargaining Update: Next steps on stalled negotiations

As reported last week, contract talks have broken off as of November 3. The current monetary offer by the Health Employers Association of BC is not sufficient to meet the core priorities established by the CBA bargaining committee.

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It’s now important to hear from you so that your HSA representatives in discussions with the lead union can effectively advocate for your concerns. Here’s what happens next:
 

HSPBA Ratification: Schedule of Information Meetings on Proposed Contract

For almost 20 years, provincial governments in BC worked deliberately to drive down wages for specialized health professionals in BC.

In many cases they succeeded, leaving health professionals earning some of the lowest wages relative to their colleagues across Canada. It was a misguided attempt to control health care costs; instead, it slowly undermined the health care system even before the pandemic created the current crisis of dire shortages and crushing workload.  

CBA Bargaining Update: Talks Break Off

A delegation from the constituent unions of the CBA met with HEABC and a representative of the Public Sector Employers’ Council Secretariat (PSEC) on November 3, 2022.
 
It was our goal to impress upon PSEC that the CBA was unable to meet the core priorities we had established based on the monetary offer we have received. In particular we outlined the dramatic differences in compensation between CBA and FBA workers and the impact it has had, and will continue to have, on recruitment and retention in the CBA.
 

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