THE Nurses’ Bargaining Association and the Health Employers’ Association of BC (HEABC) have reached a tentative agreement under government’s Sustainable Services Negotiating Mandate, which focuses on improving services for people and ensuring fair and affordable compensation.
The tentative agreement covers almost 44,000 registered, psychiatric and licensed practical nurses working in hospitals, long-term care, community and public health, home support and mental-health facilities throughout the province. Further details about the agreement will be available once the ratification process for the Nurses’ Bargaining Association unions, HEABC and its member-employers is completed.
The Sustainable Services Negotiating Mandate supports government’s commitment to improve the services people count on, make life more affordable and invest in sustainable economic growth. The mandate is consistent with B.C.’s commitment to balanced budgets and sound fiscal management, and provides parties with the ability to negotiate conditional and modest funding to drive tangible service improvements for people in B.C.
Nearly 155,000 public-sector employees are now covered by tentative or ratified agreements reached under B.C.’s Sustainable Services Negotiating Mandate.