Tentative agreement reached for B.C. nurses

Members concerns addressed in tentative agreement for B.C. nurses.

logo for the Health Sciences Association of B.C. (HSABC/NUPGE)Vancouver (02 Oct. 2012) - The Nurses’ Bargaining Association (NBA) in B.C. has reached a tentative agreement with health employers on a new provincial contract that addresses members’ key concerns – providing safe patient care and addressing workload through safe staffing, enhancing job security and improving compensation.

The tentative deal was reached in a very tough fiscal climate, with the provincial government insisting on its cooperative gains mandate for public sector bargaining. Negotiations began last February and continued until yesterday.

The Health Sciences Association of B.C. (HSABC/NUPGE) represents 1100 registered psychiatric nurses covered by the NBA collective agreement.

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