Health science professionals vote to ratify three-year collective agreement
Publish date: Friday, February 15, 2019
HSP - Health Science Professionals
Health science professionals working in hospitals and communities throughout the province have voted to accept a new collective agreement that recognizes the value of health science professionals on multi-disciplinary health care teams. With a vote of 82 per cent in favour of the agreement, union members covered by the multi-union Health Science Professionals Bargaining Association (HSPBA) collective agreement have accepted a three-year contract that meets important objectives. The agreement includes competitive wages, a classification system that reflects the contributions of a diverse group of specialized members of the health care team, strategies to address workload and recruitment and retention, and a commitment to improving health and safety on the job. Of the 98 PEA members who voted, 93 per cent voted in favour of the agreement. HSPBA represents 19,000 members in five unions: Health Sciences Association (HSA), BC Government and Service Employees’ Union (BCGEU), Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE), Professional Employees Association (PEA), and Hospital Employees’ Union (HEU).