About the Facilities Subsector collective agreement
The Health Services and Support - Facilities Subsector Collective Agreement covers approximately 42,000 health care support workers in British Columbia.
The Hospital Employees’ Union (HEU), the British Columbia Provincial Government and Service Employees’ Union (BCGEU), the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) and the International Union of Operating Engineers (IUOE) represent the employees in the Facilities subsector.
Care Aide is the largest job classification in the Facilities Bargaining Association (FBA). This diverse bargaining unit also includes food service workers, cleaners, lab assistants and nursing unit assistants.
In 2010, BC Emergency Health Services (EHS) employees were transferred to the FBA to better integrate with the broader health care system in BC. There are approximately 4,000 BC EHS employees working for BC Ambulance Services that deliver emergency response services across the province.
HEABC and the Facilities Bargaining Association (FBA) have ratified a three-year agreement for the period April 1, 2019 to March 31, 2022. HEABC and FBA reached a tentative agreement on December 1, 2018 under the Government of BC’s Sustainable Services Negotiating Mandate and supports the priorities of improving services and ensuring sustainability.