Ten­ta­tive agree­ment reached with Fa­cil­i­ties Bar­gain­ing As­so­ci­a­tion

Asian Journal - - ASIAN JOURNAL -

Vic­to­ria: The Fa­cil­i­ties Bar­gain­ing As­so­ci­a­tion (FBA) 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 nearly 42,000 peo­ple work­ing as care aides, clean­ers, lab as­sis­tants and nurs­ing-unit as­sis­tants, as well as in food ser­vices. Fur­ther de­tails about the agree­ment will be avail­able once the rat­i­fi­ca­tion process for the 10 FBA 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.

Just over 196,000 pub­lic-sec­tor em­ploy­ees are now cov­ered by ten­ta­tive or rat­i­fied agree­ments reached un­der B.C.’S Sus­tain­able Ser­vices Ne­go­ti­at­ing Man­date.

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