January 18, 2013
As you know, the Health Science Professionals Bargaining Association (HSPBA) is currently attempting to negotiate a new employment contract with the BC government.
Last month, after months with no offers from the government, the HSPBA led a series of rotating strikes involving members like you. The strikes were called off when the government tabled a new offer.
We’d like to find out more about what you think about the offer made by the government.
We will be conducting an on-line poll over a two week period beginning today (Jan. 18) and ending on February 1 at 5:00 pm. The poll is an important part of the member consultation that will guide the bargaining committee through the crucial weeks to come.
To participate in the poll, please check your personal email for an invitation that will be sent today to all CUPE members covered by the Health Science Professionals collective agreement. The invite will include a link to the online poll.
If your local does not have your personal email, please contact a member of your local’s executive as soon as possible and provide them with this information. If you provide your personal email address to CUPE by Monday, January 28 at 5:00 pm, you will be included in a second round of invites.
If you are aware of CUPE members covered by the Health Science Professionals collective agreement who do not receive an email, please share this information with them.
Prior to completing the poll, members may wish to learn more about the government’s last offer by reading a detailed FAQ document (see below).