Memorandum limits health care privatization, protects jobs
Bill 37, the B.C. Federation of Labour and HEU have forced concessions to the Campbell Liberals’ unjust law that will limit some of the legislation’s most damaging consequences and restrict privatization in B.C.'s health care system. The two-year memorandum provides for:
- an enhanced severance fund of $25 million for health care workers displaced by contracting-out;
- a cap on further contracting-out at 600 FTEs;
- no retroactive payback on wage rollbacks, and
- no recriminations for any union members or unions, following workers' return to work on Monday.