HEU facilities subsector ratification votes underway
In early February, a two-year tentative agreement - covering more than 48,000 hospital and long-term care workers – was reached between the multi-union Facilities Bargaining Association (FBA) and the Health Employers Association of BC (HEABC).
The proposed contract protects wages and extended health benefits, expands options for workers affected by restructuring and privatization, and provides compensation increases for targeted job categories.
During the past month, the union’s leadership, servicing representatives and HEU activists held a series of information meetings across the province to review details of the negotiated settlement.
The Provincial Bargaining Committee and HEU’s Provincial Executive are recommending ratification of this two-year contract.