The Health Science Professionals Bargaining Association (HSPBA), representing approximately 18,000 health science professionals working in B.C., has ratified a new agreement under the B.C. government’s Sustainable Services Negotiating Mandate.
The agreement between the HSPBA and the Health Employers’ Association of BC focuses on improving services for people and ensuring fair and affordable compensation. The HSPBA represents medical technologists, medical radiation technologists and physiotherapists, as well people working in medical and laboratory disciplines, pharmacists, psychologists, occupational therapists, social workers and physiotherapists.
The agreement includes:
- a three-year term of April 1, 2019, to March 31, 2022
- general wage increases of 2% per year
- transition to a profile-based classification system
- collaborative committees to address workload, recruitment and retention, and to develop a provincial framework for occupational health and safety issues
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.
Currently, there are more than 198,000 public-sector employees covered by tentative or ratified agreements reached under the mandate.
To earn more about public sector bargaining in B.C., visit: www.gov.bc.ca/psecbargaining