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. Once the print version is complete, employers are responsible for distributing collective agreements to all employees covered by HSPBA. 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. The intention of the collective association is to make printed collective agreements available to our members, setting out the process and timetables. We will distribute an additional newsletter as soon as printed copies are available. The parties continued to work on housekeeping positions, and several articles reached agreement on three additional points – 1.19 – Saskatchewan Health Authority definition, 19.06 – Northern Allowance Commissions and 26.11 – Severance pay. The updated language will reflect the transition from health regions to a single health authority. In addition, Article 23.10 and several declarations of intent have been reviewed to assess their relevance for the future. After review and discussion between the parties, it was agreed that Understanding Letters 19 and 20 will be maintained with updated timelines and that Article 23.10 provides for an update of terminology.
The agreement on the admission of the classification of midwives is now directly included in the collective agreement. We have also been informed that temporary compensation from the pandemic must be paid for overtime worked during the eligible period from March 15 to July 4, 2020. 2020 Health Science Professionals Chapter General Assembly 16 November 2020 12:00 – 13:00.m. Previous iterations of the collective agreement and provisional agreement are available on the archives page under bcchs.cupe.ca. During the process, the parties continued to identify articles in the collective agreement that require changes to the existing language to better reflect the merging of health regions within the single health authority as well as the proposals submitted by the parties. Two such articles are Article 26 – dismissal and return to work and Article 29 – restructuring of employment. Agreement was also reached on the language of Article 26, which better defines a work unit for the purposes of dismissals and ensures that dismissed workers are automatically considered as candidates for future vacancies. There are three main sections of the collective agreement that deal with transportation costs. They are all set out in section 26.
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