Health-care employees who work in the community health sector have reached a tentative agreement with the Health Employers Association of British Columbia.
The two-year deal recommended by the multi-union Community Bargaining Association, which represents 14,000 workers in community health, includes a three per cent wage increase and improvements to scheduling and grievance arbitration language.
The deal was made with the assistance of mediator Debbie Cameron. It must still be ratified by the union members and the Health Employers Association.
The modest gains were offset by savings found in the 2012 co-operative gains mandate, which means no new expenditures were added by the government.
Community health employees include home-support workers who assist the elderly in their own homes and staff at adult-day and child-development centres.
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