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Union trustees named to Joint Benefits Trust

The 2014-2019 HSPBA collective agreement includes provisions committing the Health Science Professionals Bargaining Association (HSPBA) and Health Employers' Association of BC (HEABC) to establish the Joint Health Science Benefits Trust (JHSBT) for provision of health and welfare benefits. The JHSBT will be governed by a Board of Trustees with an equal number of trustees appointed by HSPBA and HEABC, and members of the HSPBA Working Group have now been selected to act as interim trustees.

The Working Group members and interim trustees are:

Patient transfer drivers reach tentative agreement on first contract

With the assistance of mediator Vince Ready, CUPE 873-03 and SN Transport have agreed to terms for a tentative agreement.

Details of the first collective agreement for the local, reached last night after one session of mediated talks that began yesterday, will be disclosed to members at a ratification meeting scheduled for Tuesday (June 16).

EDMP program expanding for members at affiliate employers

Following the successful launch of the pilot project in April, the Enhanced Disability Management Program for affiliate employers is expanding once again.

EDMP, which is already supporting thousands of HSA members working in health authorities, has a proven track record of helping members who are absent from work due either to a work-related or non-work related illness or injury, or when they are struggling at work.

Classification agreement on PHSA lab redesign’s four key leadership roles has been reached

In February, Provincial Health Services Authority served Section 54 notice informing the Health Sciences Professional Bargaining Association that it intended to introduce a change to Lower Mainland pathology and laboratory services. This change would affect the terms, conditions or security of employment of a significant number of health science professional bargaining unit employees.
 
Over the past four months HSPBA and PHSA have met to discuss PHSA's proposed job descriptions and classifications associated with its service delivery design.

Time for Change Tour

The Canadian Labour Congress is kicking off the labour movement's initiative to engage members in issues that will be important to working people in the upcoming federal election.  Issues like health care, child care, retirement security and the creation of good, family-supporting jobs.

This fall we'll elect a new government, and you can be a part of it.  

HSA supporting members to attend Women's Campaign School

Are you a woman considering running for elected office, or working in a key position in a future election campaign?  If so, then the Canadian Women Voters Congress Women’s Campaign School is for you.

Dates:      June 12 to June 14, 2015
Location:  Victoria, BC