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Tentative agreement telephone town hall information meetings set

Following last week’s signing of a tentative agreement for a renewed collective agreement for all nurses in BC’s public health care system, HSA will hold two telephone town hall meetings to provide members with information about the terms of the tentative agreement.

Tentative agreement reached in bargaining for nurses’ collective agreement

A tentative agreement was reached today between the Health Employers' Bargaining Association and the Nurses' Bargaining Association.

HSA represents 1,000 Registered Psychiatric Nurses covered by the agreement. The current collective agreement expired March 31, 2014. The new agreement covers April 1, 2014 to March 31, 2019.

Nurses’ bargaining in high gear

Talks between the Nurses Bargaining Association (NBA) and the Health Employers Association of BC (HEABC) for a new collective agreement are in high gear.  A second week of intensive discussions between the parties is focused on resolving issues like job security and contracting out, fixing the Pharmacare tie-in, and integrating LPNs fully into the agreement.

RPNs share their stories in new HSA video

Last month over 50 RPNs from around BC came together for the RPN Summit on Workplace Violence at the HSA Head Office.
 
Today, we’re releasing a video featuring HSA RPN members as they share their experiences with violence in the workplace.

BCNU excludes HSA RPNs from negotiations for new contract

Move to silence RPNs violates Articles of Association ordered by Labour Relations Board

HSA today launched action on behalf of RPNs who are being excluded from BCNU-led negotiations for a new contract. HSA is making application to the Labour Relations Board for an order that bargaining not take place until RPNs are fully represented by HSA negotiators.

"I was bullied by BCNU"

Jenny Orriss RPN

HSA REPORT MAGAZINE, OCTOBER 2015

"It got so bad I started to think about moving. I thought, If this is the way they were behaving towards me now, what were they going to be like if they were my union and I depended on them to represent me?"

Jenny Orriss is calm and articulate when she tells the story, but you can sense her frustration, her anxiety. More than anything, you sense her strength.