BC nurses have settled on a new three-year collective agreement that includes a 2% annual wage increase.
According to a release from the provincial government, the agreement between the Nurses Bargaining Association and the Health Employers’ Association of BC “focuses on improving services for people and ensuring fair and affordable compensation.”
The agreement includes:
- A three-year term from April to 1, 2019, to March 31, 2022
- A general wage increase of 2% per year
- Modernized staffing language that provides more certainty for employers and nurses, and improves continuity of patient care
- Improved language to clarify and streamline the process for staff to address professional practice challenges in the workplace
The agreement covers nurses working in hospitals, long-term care, community and public health, home support and mental health facilities in BC.
The Nurses Bargaining Association represents 44,000 registered psychiatric and licensed practical nurses in BC.