CBA staff includes home help, clinical, administrative assistance and mental health workers, who ensure our clients have basic life needs, such as decent housing, food, social rest, employment and links to services that support their mental and physical health. The CBA is governed by the BC Government and Service Employees Union (BCGEU), which has the majority of the members of this bargaining association. The other constituent unions are CUPE, HEU, UFCW, HSA, ETC, BCNU and CLAC. CUPE has just over 1200 members among the CBA`s 17,000 members, or about 7 percent of the total CBA membership. The health sciences collective agreement is negotiated between the employers and the Health Science Professionals Bargaining Association (HSPBA). It has more than 16,000 members of the HSA, as well as members of the Union of Hospital Employees (HEU), the Union of Canadian Public Employees (CUPE), the Professional Employees Association (PEA) and the BC Government Employees Union (BCGEU). On October 29, 2019, an agreement was reached on the details of HSPBA`s rates of pay negotiated for the 2019-2022 Health Sciences Professionals Collective Agreement. The finalized salary grids are available here. Please note that there are several professional salary grids and that you must refer to the salary grid corresponding to your profession. Within the HSPBA and the CBA, CUPE negotiates improvements to your collective agreement within the framework of a union federation.
CUPE`s bargaining strategy at these tables is to realize profits that reflect the priorities of our members, to defend free collective bargaining and to reject and oppose concessions and two-stage contractual clauses. CUPE HCPC is represented by the presidents and delegates of CUPE Locals 15, 1004, 1978, 3403-01 and 4816. Each of these premises represents the members of the two provincial collective agreements for community health in B.C: the Community Health Bargaining Association (CBA) and the Health Science Professionals Bargaining Association (HSPBA). Together, these CUPE Local represent just over 1,200 CBA members and about 1,000 HSPBA members. CUPE members are employed by Vancouver Coastal Health (CUPE Local 15), Portland Hotel Society (CUPE Local 1004), Vancouver Island Health Authority (CUPE Local 1978), Canadian Mental Health Association – Port Alberni (CUPE Local 3403-01) and Fraser Health Authority (CUPE Local 4816). They operate from a large number of primarily community-based projects, including municipal health centres, halfway houses and health centres in Metro Vancouver and Vancouver Island. HSPBA staff are members of the Health Sciences – members of the modern health team who provide clinical, diagnostic and rehabilitation services in hospitals and communities across the province. HSPBA is led by the Health Sciences Association (HSA), which has the majority of the members of this negotiating association. The other constituent associations of the HSPBA are CUPE, BCGEU, HEU and PEA. CUPE has about 1,000 members among HSPBA`s 19,500 members, representing about 4.32 percent of total HSPBA membership.
In British Columbia, CUPE represents more than 2200 community health members in the Health Science Professionals Bargaining Association (HSPBA) and the Community Health Bargaining Association (CBA). Please send your contact information to your local CUPE to obtain updates on your collective agreement and union. We also recommend that you familiarize yourself with this site, which is your CUPE community member center for archived resources and messages. We also have social media accounts to provide you with regular updates of HSPBA and CBA. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram @CUPECommunityHealthBC. Members and stewards should be aware that this draft collective agreement may contain errors and omissions that will be corrected in the coming months, when the agreement is concluded and printed. . . .