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Health Essential Services for CBA, FBA and HSPBA - BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU)

As negotiations are soon set to start for members covered by the Community Health, Facilities and Health Science Professionals collective agreements, the Unions are commencing Essential Service negotiations with your Employers.
The Union and Employer are required to negotiate and establish the healthcare services that will be provided in the event of any job action. This process usually begins around the time that negotiations are set to begin. Essential services are those services necessary or essential to prevent immediate and serious danger to the health, safety or welfare of the residents of British Columbia. Providing essential services is meant to achieve a balance between allowing the Union to have an effective strike and providing emergency services to the public. If a job is determined to be non-essential this does not in any way imply the job is not important.
BCGEU Area Office Staff Representatives will be conducting the negotiations for your worksites, and may be reaching out to your Local Executive and Stewards for assistance and feedback. If you are asked by your Employer to negotiate the essential services at your workplace, please advise your Steward or Local Executive member so your Employer can be redirected to the Staff Representative for your worksite.
In Solidarity,
Monique Wemhof
Staff Representative, Negotiations

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