HSPBA Bargaining Bulletin

Monday, October 29, 2018

Negotiations Continuing for Health Science Professionals' Collective Agreement

Negotiating teams head back into talks this week to continue bargaining for a new collective agreement for the province’s 18,000 health science professionals working in hospitals and communities around the province.

The bargaining teams have been working solidly for the past three weeks, and significant progress is being made at the table on a number of issues. This week, the focus shifts to workload and shortages solutions, finding effective strategies for ensuring occupational health and safety, and optimizing benefit provisions.

HSPBA represents 18,000 union members, the majority of whom are represented by HSA. Along with CUPE, the other unions represented at the bargaining table are BCGEU, PEA, and HEU. The current collective agreement expires in March 2019.

CUPE is represented at the bargaining table by chief negotiator Chris Losito, CUPE National Representative and B.C. Health Coordinator, and by bargaining committee members Jennifer Kassimatis, Senior Environmental Health Officer, Vancouver; Sheri Moy, Licensing Officer, Burnaby; and Michael McKinley, Environmental Health Officer, Victoria (alternate committee member).

For regular bargaining updates, check CUPE’s Community Health website, or follow us on our Facebook page.

It’s important for CUPE to be able to contact you so please make sure your contact information is current. Visit the Community Health website, contact your local to ensure that your contact information is up-to-date.