Bargaining

Members of the Nurses’ Bargaining Association (NBA) successfully ratified a new three-year collective agreement with BC’s health employers, effective April 1, 2022 to March 31, 2025. In addition to the terms of the contract, nurses will now see the benefits of hundreds of millions of dollars in funding agreements reached between the NBA and the provincial government.

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Your Nurses' Bargaining Association (NBA) Provincial Bargaining Committee 

The seven members elected to this committee represent acute care (four positions), community (two positions) and long-term care (one position).

These members joined the interim chief executive officer as lead negotiator and the president at the bargaining table in meetings with health employers and the provincial government.

  • Long-Term Care: Rise Ford
  • Community Care: Jereme Bennet and Gerri Miller 
  • Acute Care – Large: Roy Hansen and Kath-Ann Terrett
  • Acute Care – Medium: Annelise Henderson
  • Acute Care – Small: Candi DeSousa

The NBA bargaining committee includes members from the other member unions that are a part of the NBA. BCNU committee members were joined by the following representatives: 

  • Nicole McIntosh, Member Representative, Health Sciences Association
  • Alyson Warner, Staff Representative, Health Sciences Association
  • Carol Kenzie, HEU Representative and small union spokesperson. 

Committee members are expected to carry out a number of duties, such as (but not limited to):

  • collecting and prioritizing bargaining proposals

  • determining which employers' proposals should accepted or rejected, and which counter-proposals to submit

  • signing the ratified collective agreement

Find out more information about the bargaining committee, including the committee election process, what it takes to be a committee member, and review the full list of their responsibilities.

Your Provincial Job Action Committee (PJAC)

Provincial bargaining conference delegates also elected five member representatives to the provincial job action committee (PJAC). Three of the elected positions represent acute care, community and long-term care while the other two are members-at-large.

These members joined the treasurer and two executive councillors to develop, implement and coordinate a provincial job action strategy.

  • Long-Term Care: Linda Mitton
  • Community Care: Margo Wilton
  • Acute Care: Jassi Chahal
  • Members at Large: Shawntel Hildebrandt and Lindsay Manning

This group is responsible for developing, implementing and coordinating local and province-wide job action strategies that will support negotiations and help achieve the union's bargaining goals, provides up-to-date job action information to the regional job action committees, and helps manage problems when they arise from job action.

Find out more information about the PJAC committee, including the committee election process, what they do in the event of job action, how they support the bargaining process.

UPDATED: June 14, 2023
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