February 3, 2014

BC community health workers ratify five-year deal

BURNABY - Members of the multi-union Community Health Bargaining Association have voted 78.7% in favour of a new collective agreement.  The five-year deal with the Health Employers’ Association of BC (HEABC) expires on March 31, 2019 and covers over 15,000 workers in community health jobs across the province.  Approximately 1,000 of those workers are CUPE members.

December 23, 2013

Health science workers ratify 5 year collective agreement

BURNABY - Members of unions represented by the Health Sciences Professionals’ Bargaining Association (HSPBA) have voted to ratify an agreement with the Health Employers’ Association.  The 17,000 members of the bargaining association voted 76 percent in favour of the deal.

“CUPE members voted against this agreement,” said Mark Hancock, President of CUPE BC. “We remain disappointed the deal does not provide a fair wage increase. We are not at all hopeful that the so-called ‘Economic Stability Dividend’ will do anything for our members.”

December 6, 2013

CUPE Health Care Presidents Council continues to recommend rejection of HSPBA tentative agreement

Despite last-minute amendments to the tentative agreement between the Health Science Professionals Bargaining Association (HSPBA) and the Health Employers Association of BC (HEABC), CUPE’s Health Care Presidents Council continues to recommend members reject the agreement when voting takes place next week.

The Professional Employees Union also continues to recommend that its members reject the tentative agreement.

December 3, 2013

Five-year tentative agreement reached in community health services

The Community Bargaining Association (CBA) has reached a tentative agreement for the 15,000 union members working in the community health sector across the province.

November 29, 2013

37.5-hour work week grievances to be addressed with new process

The Health Science Professionals’ Bargaining Association and the employers’ association have agreed to have arbitrator Vince Ready design and arbitrate a process to expedite 37.5-hour work week grievances.

A case management meeting will be scheduled early in the new year, and it is anticipated that hearings will begin shortly thereafter.

CUPE represents over 700 Health Sciences Professionals within Local 15, 1978 and 4816, and is currently case managing over 100 individual grievances related to the implementation of 37.5 hour work weeks and its effects on members.

November 27, 2013

Amendment to tentative agreement

On November 21, the Health Sciences Association (the lead union in the Health Professionals Bargaining Association) issued a letter amending the tentative agreement so that the “Economic Stability Dividend” will apply to the final four years of the agreement. (To read the letter click here.)

Your Presidents Council continues to recommend that CUPE members vote NO on the tentative agreement.

November 27, 2013

Amendment to tentative agreement

On November 21, the Health Sciences Association (the lead union in the Health Professionals Bargaining Association) issued a letter amending the tentative agreement so that the “Economic Stability Dividend” will apply to the final four years of the agreement. (To read the letter click here.)

Your Presidents Council continues to recommend that CUPE members vote NO on the tentative agreement.

November 21, 2013

CUPE Health Care Presidents Council launches “Vote No” campaign

BURNABY—CUPE’s Health Care Presidents Council is urging its members in the sector to reject the tentative agreement between the Health Sciences Professionals Bargaining Association and the Health Employers Association of BC, and is launching a campaign to have members vote “no” in upcoming ratification votes.

November 16, 2013

CUPE's Health Care Presidents Council recommends rejection of tentative agreement

VANCOUVER - CUPE's Health Care Presidents Council is recommending that its members in the Health Science Professionals Bargaining Association (HSPBA) reject the tentative agreement reached with the Health Employers Association of BC (HEABC).

November 15, 2013

CUPE health science workers reach tentative agreement with employers’ association

BURNABY - The bargaining association representing the various health science unions has reached a tentative agreement with the Health Employers’ Association of BC (HEABC).

CUPE’s bargaining committee is reviewing the agreement before making a recommendation to members affected by the tentative contract.

The Health Science Professionals Bargaining Association is the bargaining agent of unionized health professional workers in BC. Its members will vote on the tentative agreement in December.

CUPE represents 500 health science professionals in BC.

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