USW Local 1-2017
Suite 100, 1777 3rd Avenue, Prince George, BC, V2L 3G7
Tel: 250.563.7771 | Toll-free: 1.800.565.3641 | Fax: 250.563.0274
Williams Lake Tel: 250.398.8248 | Toll-free: 1.888.398.8248 | Fax: 250.398.6218

USW Local 1-2017
Suite 100, 1777 3rd Avenue, Prince George, BC,
V2L 3G7

Phone Numbers
Prince George:
Tel: 250.563.7771
Toll-free: 1.800.565.3641 
Fax: 250.563.0274

Williams Lake:
Tel: 250.398.8248
Toll-free: 1.888.398.8248
Fax: 250.398.6218

E-mail:

USW Local 1-2017
Suite 100, 1777 3rd Avenue, Prince George, BC, V2L 3G7
Tel: 250.563.7771 | Toll-free: 1.800.565.3641 | Fax: 250.563.0274
Williams Lake Tel: 250.398.8248 | Toll-free: 1.888.398.8248 | Fax: 250.398.6218

USW Local 1-2017
Suite 100, 1777 3rd Avenue, Prince George, BC,
V2L 3G7

Phone Numbers
Prince George:
Tel: 250.563.7771
Toll-free: 1.800.565.3641 
Fax: 250.563.0274

Williams Lake:
Tel: 250.398.8248
Toll-free: 1.888.398.8248
Fax: 250.398.6218

E-mail:

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IHA Bargaining Update - December 2022

Dec 13, 2022

January bargaining dates to hear new offer

As we continue our process of engaging with the membership about the status of bargaining, we would like to report that HEABC has asked us to return to the table to hear an amended offer in January. The constituent unions of the CBA bargaining committee have agreed to hear this offer. 

We are scheduled to meet with HEABC on January 10, 2023, and we have a series of consecutive days scheduled should they be needed. There is no guarantee that an amended offer will allow us to reach a tentative agreement, but that is the goal of the committee. 

As you know it's been a tough year of negotiations and the committee has been deeply disappointed with the employer’s position so far. Of particular concern is the monetary offer which, outside of core wage increases, does not allow the CBA to keep up with other bargaining associations.  

 

In response, the CBA bargaining committee walked away from the table in November and began the process of going back out to the membership for feedback. (See previous bulletin for details on providing your input as this work will continue in the weeks ahead). 

 

 We will be holding a meeting in 100 Mile House, December 15th at 1:30pm, in the Cariboo Trail Common Room, and December 21st at 4:30pm, in the USW upstairs boardroom to discuss bargaining and get your feedback. 

 

 If you have any questions or concerns please contact your bargaining committee:

 jessica@usw1-2017.ca  or (250)398-8248

 

Know that your support for our union and the bargaining committee is what gave us the courage to say no and walk away last month - and it’s the only reason we have made it this far. When we do reach a tentative agreement, it will be because of your support and commitment to fairness for health care workers in the community. 

In Solidarity,

On behalf of your bargaining committee

 

Jessica Garreau, Sonja Goleski

United Steelworkers, Local 1-2017