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Health science professionals urged to vote YES

After almost two months at the bargaining table, your HSA bargaining committee has achieved a tentative agreement for a four-year contract.

The HSA Board of Directors and your bargaining committee strongly recommend that you vote YES in favour of the contract, as it goes a long way toward addressing the key bargaining priorities identified by members.

More details on wage package for health science professionals

A number of HSA members have contacted the office with questions about the tentative wage package for health science professionals. In particular, members are inquiring about how they will benefit from the cost-shared LTD plan.

Attached is a table outlining both the wage increases and the net benefit of the reduction in LTD premiums.

Workers need real money, benefits and job security

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:

Tentative deal reached for health science professionals

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.

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.