HSP Tentative Agreement
Publish date: Friday, November 09, 2018
HSP - Health Science Professionals
After almost 10 weeks of bargaining, a three-year tentative agreement has been reached between the Health Science Professionals Bargaining Association (HSPBA) and Health Employers Association of BC (HEABC).
Highlights of the proposed April 1, 2019 to March 31, 2022 agreement include a general wage increase of six per cent over three years for all health science professionals, and a number of improvements to address workload, appropriate compensation and job classification, recruitment and retention, and occupational health, safety and violence prevention issues.
The tentative agreement covers more than 19,000 health science professionals who deliver health care services in BC hospitals and communities.
Other unions in the HSPBA are the Health Sciences Association, BC Government and Service Employees Union, Canadian Union of Public Employees and Hospital Employees' Union.
Each of the member unions will consider the recommendation of the bargaining committee as they prepare to take the agreement to a vote by members covered by the contract.
Details of the agreement will be made available in the coming weeks, and members will have an opportunity to vote on the terms of the tentative agreement in January 2019.