Community health talks continue over weekend and into next week

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Talks between the Community Bargaining Association (CBA) and the Health Employers’ Association of British Columbia (HEABC) continued this week in hopes of concluding a new contract covering 14,000 health care and administrative workers. Negotiations are scheduled to continue over the weekend and into next week. 

Earlier this week, HEABC presented a broad-based benefits proposal for the CBA to review. 

The two parties also discussed issues and exchanged amendments to previously tabled proposals, including the grievance and arbitration procedures, and continued talks on scheduling. 

Negotiations are scheduled to continue for one more week. 

The main outstanding non-monetary issues are scheduling, grievance and arbitration procedures, health and safety, anti-bullying and allowances. 

The Community Bargaining Association represents more than 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.