Community Health Services and Support: Bargaining talks stall; limited job action to commence

The Community Bargaining Association (CBA) has reviewed the employer's latest offer and has determined that there is no reason to return to the bargaining table at this time.

The Health Employers Association of BC (HEABC) continues to hold the position that an increase in wages must be accompanied by an offset found within the collective agreement.

Given that there has been no change in the employer's position, the CBA has decided to enact the strike mandate in order to make progress. Limited job action will commence on Wednesday, November 7th and will coincide with a rally in downtown Vancouver the same day.

The Community Bargaining Association represents more than 14,000 members, the majority of whom are represented by the BCGEU. Other unions at the table are UFCW, HEU, CUPE, HSA, USWA, CLAC and BCNU.

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