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Bargaining

The Nurses’ Bargaining Association (NBA) provincial collective agreement expires on March 31, 2022.

In preparation for bargaining, members are being asked to identify their bargaining priorities through a variety of methods. This includes the bargaining survey, which was completed in June 2021, through regional bargaining conferences and at the Provincial Bargaining Conference, taking place in 2022.

Delegates attending the Provincial Bargaining Conference will also elect the bargaining committee that will represent nurses in negotiations for a new NBA provincial collective agreement. Also elected will be the member representatives for the Provincial Job Action Committee. Please note that the delegates and alternates to the Provincial Bargaining Conference are selected at the Regional Bargaining Conferences. Check the BCNU events calendar for the schedule.

Your Provincial Bargaining Committee

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

These members will join the BCNU Chief Executive Officer/Chief Negotiator and the BCNU President at the bargaining table in meetings with health employers and the provincial government.

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.

BArgaining Committee Nomination Form

Your Provincial Job Action Committee (PJAC)

Provincial Bargaining Conference delegates will also elect five member representatives to this committee. Three of the elected positions will represent acute care, community and long-term care while the other two are members-at-large.

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.

PJAC Nomination Form


Updated: 11/12/2021 2:20 PM

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