Community Health Bargaining Update

A third week of bargaining between the Community Bargaining Association (CBA) and the Health Employers Association of British Columbia (HEABC) concluded in Vancouver on June 1 with talks aimed at concluding a new collective agreement for members in community health.

“Progress is being made,” said CUPE Health Care Presidents’ Council chair and bargaining committee alternate Jill Stromnes. “Two sub-committees have been meeting to deal with health and safety, and EDMP, the Enhanced Disability Management Program. The CBA is committed to working weekends to get a new agreement in a timely fashion. I’d like to thank the CUPE bargaining committee for its dedication to members.”

The Community Bargaining Association represents roughly 16,000 employees working in community health around the province, the majority of whom are represented by the BCGEU. Along with CUPE, which has 528 members in the sector, the other CBA unions at the table are HEU, HSA, UFCW, USWA, CLAC and BCNU.

Your existing collective agreement expires on March 31, 2019.

We’ll keep you updated on the progress.


In solidarity,


Your CUPE CBA Bargaining Committee:
Shaunah Cairney, Local 3403
Allison Bell, Local 15
Jill Stromnes (alternate), Local 4816
Chris Losito, CUPE Health Coordinator