CUPE represents more than 1,400 community health workers across British Columbia. We provide diagnostic, clinical, inspection, advocacy, home support, counselling, preventative, and rehabilitation services in your community. Our members work within the Health Science Professionals Bargaining Association (HSPBA), Community Health Bargaining Association (CBA) and QMUNITY.
Workers in the HSPBA are health science professionals—members of the modern health care team who deliver clinical, diagnostic and rehabilitation services in hospitals and communities throughout the province. The HSPBA is led by the Health Sciences Association (HSA), which has the majority of members in this bargaining association. The other constituent unions of the HSPBA are CUPE, BCGEU, HEU and PEA. CUPE has approximately 800 members among the 18,500 members in the HSPBA, or approximately 4.32 per cent of total HSPBA membership.
Workers in the CBA include home support, clinical, administrative support, and mental health workers who ensure that our clients have the basic needs of life such as adequate housing, food, social recreation, employment, and connection to services that support their mental and physical health. The CBA is led by the BC Government and Service Employees Union (BCGEU), which has the majority of members in this bargaining association. The other constituent unions are CUPE, HEU, UFCW, HSA, USW, BCNU and CLAC. CUPE has just over 500 members among the 16,000 members in the CBA, or approximately 3.20 per cent of the total CBA membership.
Workers in QMUNITY provide counselling, wellness, education and other services and leadership to improve the lives of LGBTQ2+ people and their allies. CUPE Local 3495 proudly represents members employed by QMUNITY, and Positive Living BC (working under the terms of the CBA collective agreement).
Health Care Presidents Council (HCPC)
The CUPE HCPC is represented by presidents and delegates from CUPE Locals 15, 1978, 3403-01, 3495 and 4816. Each of these Locals represents members within the two provincial Community Health collective agreements in B.C.: the Community Health Bargaining Association (CBA) and the Health Science Professionals Bargaining Association (HSPBA) as well as the QMUNITY collective agreement. Combined, these CUPE Locals represent just over 500 members in the CBA and approximately 800 HSPBA members.
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