Facilities Bargaining Continues Through Weekend

FBA Bargaining Bulletin March 22, 2014

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March 22, 2014 at 10:36 AM

Facilities bargaining continues through weekend

Bargaining bulletin

March 22, 2014

Negotiations for a collective agreement covering 47,000 health care workers are scheduled to continue this weekend.

The multi-union Facilities Bargaining Association and the Health Employers Association of B.C. are working through a number of key issues raised in union proposals tabled last week.

FBA spokesperson Bonnie Pearson says that with the current agreement expiring in little more than a week, the next few days at the bargaining table will be critical.

“Our bargaining committee is working hard to resolve a number of outstanding issues with health employers,” says Pearson, who is also secretary-business manager of the Hospital Employees’ Union.

“Negotiations continue to be difficult but we remain committed to our objective of reaching a negotiated settlement that addresses members' priorities."

Further updates will be posted to www.heu.org and emailed to members as they become available.

The FBA is an 11-union bargaining group led by HEU and representing a wide range of health care workers in hospitals, residential care facilities, diagnostic treatment centres, the provincial ambulance service, emergency health services, and a number of health shared services such as stores and supplies.

Other unions in the FBA include CUPE Local 873, BCGEU, IOUE Local 882 and PPWC Local 5.

Facilities bargaining continues through weekend

Bargaining bulletin
March 22, 2014

Negotiations for a collective agreement covering 47,000 health care workers are scheduled to continue this weekend.

The multi-union Facilities Bargaining Association and the Health Employers Association of B.C. are working through a number of key issues raised in union proposals tabled last week.

FBA spokesperson Bonnie Pearson says that with the current agreement expiring in little more than a week, the next few days at the bargaining table will be critical.

“Our bargaining committee is working hard to resolve a number of outstanding issues with health employers,” says Pearson, who is also secretary-business manager of the Hospital Employees’ Union.

“Negotiations continue to be difficult but we remain committed to our objective of reaching a negotiated settlement that addresses members' priorities."

Further updates will be posted to www.heu.org and emailed to members as they become available.

The FBA is an 11-union bargaining group led by HEU and representing a wide range of health care workers in hospitals, residential care facilities, diagnostic treatment centres, the provincial ambulance service, emergency health services, and a number of health shared services such as stores and supplies.

Other unions in the FBA include CUPE Local 873, BCGEU, IOUE Local 882 and PPWC Local 5.

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