Tentative agreement reached for nurses

The Nurses Bargaining Association has reached a tentative agreement with health employers on a new provincial contract that addresses members key concerns ... providing safe patient care and addressing workload through safe staffing, enhancing job security and improving compensation.

The tentative deal was reached in a very tough fiscal climate, with the provincial government insisting on its cooperative gains mandate for public sector bargaining. Negotiations began last February and continued until yesterday.

The government will be issuing a news release today. BCNU, on behalf of the Nurses Bargaining Association, will not be commenting further to the news media until after the meeting on October 2.

HSA represents 1100 registered psychiatric nurses covered by the Nurses Bargaining Association collective agreement.

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