Collective Agreements Update

Dear CUPE health sector members:

Several collectively bargained increases and improvements have come into effect as of April 1, 2020. For ease of reference, all of these new rights are listed below.

We continue to wait for the Health Employers Association of BC (HEABC) and the bargaining associations to complete production of the new collective agreements. In the meantime, for your current contract you must read your 2014-2019 collective agreement alongside the 2019-2022 memorandum of agreement for CBA members and for HSPBA members.

All members receive a 2 per cent general wage increase, effective for the first pay period after April 1, 2020.

Community Health Bargaining Association (CBA):

Effective from April 3, 2020:

  • The Night Shift Premium will be increased
  • A further Comparability Adjustment increase will be applied to eligible classifications for Low Wage Redress.

Heath Science Professionals Bargaining Association (HSPBA):

  • The Year One Appendix A classification and compensation provisions will be completed by April 30, 2020
  • Occupational Therapists and Physiotherapists will see a monthly increase for all grades and the Master’s qualification differential will be eliminated, effective April 3, 2020.

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