June 08, 2012 at 10:40 AM
Talks covering 46,000 health care workers resume in July
Six days of negotiations for a new collective agreement covering 46,000 health care workers in the Facilities subsector have been scheduled beginning on July 18.
Negotiations began on February 7. The parties had planned to resume talks in mid-June but have delayed talks because of scheduling issues.
You can find our previous bulletins on Facilities Bargaining including our last bulletin issue May 27 here.
The collective agreement covers a diverse health care team that includes workers in hospitals, nursing homes and diagnostic treatment centres as well as emergency health services and shared services such as logistics and supply operations.
HEU represents about 85 per cent of health care workers in the FBA. Another 14 per cent are represented by the Canadian Union of Public Employees Local 873, the B.C. Government and Service Employees’ Union and International Union of Operating Engineers Local 882/882H. Eight other unions in the association represent one per cent of workers covered by the talks.