CBA UPDATE: Unions in community health table benefit proposals

The Community Bargaining Association (CBA) met again last week in Vancouver and exchanged and discussed proposals for three days with the Health Employers Association of British Columbia (HEABC).

The CBA tabled proposals related to health and welfare benefits including a proposal for a Short Term Illness and Injury Plan. The CBA also tabled proposals on job postings while the employer tabled their own proposals on the vehicle allowance and job postings.

“We have now tabled all of our non-monetary proposals and we have started to discuss the issues in more detail,” says Carla Dempsey, chair of the BCGEU Community Health Services component.

Talks in community health will break for two weeks and are scheduled to resume in Vancouver for three weeks starting on April 16, 2012.

CUPE represents approximately 500 members in the Community Bargaining Association which has over 14,000 members, the majority of whom are represented by the BCGEU.  Other Unions at the table are UFCW, HEU, HSA, and USWA.