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Health

CUPE represents approximately 5,300 workers within CUPE's BC health sector.

Emergency Services

Ambulance Paramedics of B.C. form the largest group within CUPE's health care sector within the Facilities Bargaining Assocation (FBA) representing 4,000 members in CUPE Local 873. Ambulance paramedics provide pre-hospital care throughout the province. They cover an area of 366,255 square miles. 

A sub-local of CUPE Local 873 represents 500 emergency dispatchers who work for Vancouver-based ECOMM taking and dispatching calls for police and fire in the Lower Mainland.

Health Authorities

CUPE also represents over 1,300 community health workers who work for three of B.C.'s Health Authorities.

We have over 750 members in the Health Sciences Professional Bargaining Association (HSPBA) and about 600 in the the Health Services and Support Community Subsector Bargaining Association (CBA).

These are provincial associations in which the HSA and the BCGEU respectively are the lead unions.  Articles of association for HSPBA and CBA.

Current collective agreements for  the HSPBA and CBA.

CUPE members provide diagnostic, clinical, inspection, advocacy, home support, counseling, preventative, and rehabilitation services in the following Health Authorities:

Health Agencies

We also represent employees of health-related agencies that fall under the CBA in the following workplaces:

 Sector Coordinator: Troy Clifford, CUPE National Rep, BC Regional Office
 Sector Representative:  Michael Reed, CUPE National Rep, BC Regional Office

June 24, 2015

HSPBA Update JHSBT: a new structure for better, more secure benefits

Your Joint Health Sciences Benefit Trust (JHSBT) Working Group has been making a lot of progress recently—both in establishing the trust itself and in securing important provisions for the negotiated trust language. Key achievements reached during the last 18 months of negotiation include: A better trust model: the JHSBT is an Employee Life and Health Trust (ELHT) rather than the traditional health and welfare benefits trust. By negotiating the ELHT model, the new plan will be able to take advantage ...

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