British Columbia News
Tentative agreement reached with resident doctors, health employers
Thursday, March 21, 2019 2:00 PM
The Resident Doctors of BC (RDBC) and the Health Employers Association of BC (HEABC) have reached a tentative agreement under government’s Sustainable Services Negotiating Mandate, which focuses on improving services for people and ensuring fair and affordable compensation.
The tentative agreement covers nearly 1,350 resident physicians working for publicly funded health-care employers in British Columbia. Further details about the agreement will be available once the ratification process for the HEABC board and RDBC members is completed.
The Sustainable Services Negotiating Mandate supports government’s commitment to improve the services people count on, make life more affordable and invest in sustainable economic growth. The mandate is consistent with B.C.’s commitment to balanced budgets and sound fiscal management, and provides parties with the ability to negotiate conditional and modest funding to drive tangible service improvements for people in B.C.
Nearly 215,000 unionized public-sector employees are covered by tentative or ratified agreements reached under B.C.’s Sustainable Services Negotiating Mandate.
Learn more about public sector bargaining in B.C.: www.gov.bc.ca/psecbargaining