Mediation dates with Compass VIHA temporarily postponed

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Mediation dates with Compass in the Vancouver Island Health Authority – set to take place on August 31 and September 1 – have been cancelled due to a family death affecting the Compass negotiating team.

HEU bargaining spokesperson Heather Compton expects that LRB-appointed Mediator Grant McArthur will be setting new dates as soon as possible.

“While it is disappointing that our mediation timeline has been interrupted,” says Compton, “these are unfortunate circumstances that are beyond everyone’s control. We are anxious to get back to the bargaining table as quickly as possible and continue the mediation process.”

Mediated talks in late July and early August resulted in some progress on non-monetary language items. Compass will be tabling their wage proposal when talks resume.