Hospital, nursing home and diagnostic treatment centre and emergency health workers who play a vital role in ensuring the health British Columbians resume negotiations for a fair deal.
Vancouver (12 Oct. 2012) - The multi-union Facilities Bargaining Association, of which the B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU/NUPGE) is a member, met again with health employers on October 10 to resume negotiations for a new collective agreement.
“We recently got a fair and reasonable tentative agreement with the B.C. government for our members in the public service. We now expect health employers to work toward the same conclusion for our members in health,” said BCGEU President Darryl Walker.
“Our members have made it clear they want a wage increase while not seeing any of their benefits eroded.”
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.
About 46,000 workers in more than 270 job classifications are impacted.
The National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE) is one of Canada's largest labour organizations with over 340,000 members. Our mission is to improve the lives of working families and to build a stronger Canada by ensuring our common wealth is used for the common good. NUPGE