The Health Employers Association of British Columbia (HEABC) coordinates the human resource and labour relations interests of more than 230 publicly funded health care employers in British Columbia. HEABC represents denominational, proprietary and affiliate health employers, as well as the province’s six health authorities.
HEABC is the accredited bargaining agent for most publicly funded health employers in the province negotiating six major provincial agreements covering more than 115,000 unionized health care employees consisting of nurses, health science professionals, physician residents, and support workers in both facilities and community settings. In addition, HEABC’s Physician Services team oversees and coordinates the negotiation of provincial and local physician contracts, including the Physician Master Agreement.
HEABC takes a provincial leadership role in strategic planning related to human resources and labour relations issues management for BC’s publicly funded health employers. Through collective bargaining and other industry initiatives, HEABC endeavours to build constructive and collaborative relationships with members, government, employees, and unions, while continuing to adapt to the evolving needs of its membership.
HEABC provides leadership and professional expertise in: