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CSS Bargaining Update: Work continues as discussions pause

After returning to the negotiations table in mid-September, talks continued over wages and compensation with a focus on making gains in the areas that members have mandated the bargaining committee to achieve in this round of bargaining.
 
As it stands, the parties still do not agree on how to reach a tentative agreement that includes a fair and equitable compensation package, meaningful recognition and reconciliation for Indigenous workers, supporting psychologically safer and healthier workplaces and promoting equity, diversity and inclusion.
 

CBA Bargaining Update: Employer Now Pushing For Concessions In Bargaining

For most of the last two weeks the HSA, along with seven other constituent unions of the CBA, has been at the bargaining table with the Health Employers’ Association of BC (HEABC) working towards a tentative agreement.

We had hoped to have good news about progress but, unfortunately, we are not satisfied with where negotiations stand at this time.

Call for Indigenous Advisory Circle and JEDI Demographic Survey Completion

Indigenous HSA members invited to participate in Advisory Circle
 

If you are an Indigenous HSA member the union would like to invite you to join the Indigenous Advisory Circle. Participants will help lead and steer the work of decolonization at HSA by working to establish priorities for Indigenous members.

CSS Bargaining Update: Wages, compensation and Indigenous rights dominate contract talks this week

As negotiations for the new collective agreement continue, talks are heating up between the Community Social Services Bargaining Association and representatives of the employers’ association.

This week, the Committee countered the employers’ wages and compensation offer. The Committee has heard loud and clear from members across the community social services sector that protection against the rising cost of living is a key priority.

HSA launches 'Climate Challenge'; show your climate action to win!

What are you doing to help fight climate change?

HSA is challenging you to show how you and your coworkers are making a difference in the climate crisis. Entering the Climate Challenge is fast, easy, and encourages others to create change as well. You’ll also have a chance to win a prize!

To enter the challenge

CBA Bargaining Update: Negotiations resume September 12

Since pausing negotiations in June, six working groups made up of representatives from the union and employer side have been working to develop recommendations around new certifications, occupational health and safety, decolonizing the collective agreement and more. This work will now help streamline the bargaining process as the committee heads back to the table on September 12.
 

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