Community health has now tabled all non-monetary items
The Community Bargaining Association (CBA) met this week in Vancouver for four days to exchange and discuss proposals with the Health Employers’ Association of British Columbia (HEABC).
The two parties discussed a wide range of issues and exchanged amendments to previously tabled proposals. The CBA has now tabled and discussed all of the non-monetary issues.
This week, the multi-union bargaining agent was able to narrow the differences or gain agreement on many issues community health members have identified as important.
The primary topics now tabled are scheduling, grievance and arbitration procedures, health and safety, bullying and allowances. Benefits and compensation will be discussed after the non-monetary items are dealt with.
The scheduling subcommittee met again in caucus this week, and also met twice with the employer.
Community health bargaining will continue next week in Vancouver.
The Community Bargaining Association represents over 14,000 members, including 1,500 HEU members. The majority of CBA members are represented by the BCGEU. Other unions at the table are UFCW, CUPE, HSA and USWA.