Tentative agreement between BC and thousands of health support workers

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Principal agreement between BC and thousands of health support workers

Thousands of health care workers, including members of the British Columbia Nurses Union, have just reached a tentative agreement. (File photo)

Thousands of health care support workers in British Columbia have reached a tentative agreement after a year of talks.

< p class="e-p">The agreement affects nearly 22,000 employees, including in group homes, long-term care centers, child development centers and residential care centers. mental health.

The British Columbia Government Employees Union (BCGEU) says it is a three-year contract that includes wage increases each year and a clause to raise low wages from some employees.

According to the BCGEU, this agreement responds to workers' demands for wages, protection of benefits and control over working conditions.

< p class="e-p">The details of the contract will not be made public until it is ratified by the employees.

BCGEU represents approximately 13,000 employees affected by this tentative agreement. Representatives from other unions, such as the Hospital Employees Union, the Health Sciences Association, the Canadian Union of Public Employees and the British Columbia Nurses Union, were also at the table. negotiations.

With information from La Presse canadienne

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