Members of the Resident Doctors of BC (RDBC) and the Health Employers Association of BC (HEABC) have ratified an agreement under government’s Sustainable Services Negotiating Mandate.
The mandate focuses on improving services for people and ensuring fair and affordable compensation.
RDBC represents nearly 1,350 resident doctors working for publicly funded health-care employers in B.C.’s hospitals and public health facilities.
The agreement includes:
- a three-year term (April 1, 2019 to March 31, 2022)
- general wage increases of 2% in each year
- a collaborative approach to addressing workload that will support greater engagement with resident doctors, with the intention of retaining them in B.C. when they complete their programs
The Sustainable Services Negotiating Mandate supports government’s commitment to improving the services people count on, making life more affordable and investing 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 217,000 public-sector employees covered by tentative or ratified agreements reached under the mandate.
Learn more about public sector bargaining in B.C.: www.gov.bc.ca/psecbargaining