Health employers and Nurses' Bargaining Association reach tentative agreement

HEABC members and the Nurses' Bargaining Association (NBA) have reached a tentative agreement under the province’s Shared Recovery Mandate for public sector bargaining. HEABC and NBA entered into formal negotiations in December 2022 and reached a tentative agreement on March 31, 2023. The tentative agreement supports government’s key priorities to improve public services and the health care system, while supporting the province’s continued economic recovery for all. For more information please see the announcement.

Unionized employees covered by Shared Recovery Mandate to receive 1.25 per cent COLA

Unionized health sector employees who are covered by ratified collective agreements with the Ambulance Paramedics and Ambulance Dispatchers Bargaining Association (APADBA), Community Bargaining Association (CBA), Facilities Bargaining Association (FBA), Health Science Professionals Bargaining Association (HSPBA) and Resident Doctors of BC (RDBC) Collective Agreement will receive the maximum cost-of-living adjustment for their Year 2 wage increase. For more information please see the announcement.


The Health Employers Association of British Columbia (HEABC) coordinates the human resource and labour relations interests of more than 213 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 approximately 163K 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:
  • Bargaining
  • General Labour Relations Services
  • Human Resource Planning
  • Education and Training
  • Occupational Health and Safety
  • Job Classification
  • Executive Compensation
  • Specialized Recruitment