Community Bargaining Association and Health Employers Association of BC to commence bargaining for health workers on May 14

BURNABY—The Health Employers Association of BC (HEABC) has served notice to bargain with the Community Bargaining Association (CBA), and the two parties will begin contract negotiations on May 14.

The current contract between the HEABC and CBA expires on March 31, 2019. It covers 528 CUPE members among a total of 15,880 unionized workers within the provincial CBA. Along with CUPE and the lead union, BCGEU, CBA members include the HEU, HSA, UFCW, the United Steelworkers, and other unions.

“We’re pleased to be begin negotiations for the next contract,” says CUPE Health Coordinator Chris Losito.

“It’s important to recognize the important role that public sector employees play in both the fabric of our province and the improvement of public services. We look forward to addressing critical issues in Community Health, and the early start to contract talks will hopefully allow us to address these significant issues and conclude negotiations before the current agreement expires.”

CUPE has been preparing for a return to the bargaining table since late last year, identifying priorities through member surveys and worksite meetings.

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