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Health Science Professionals

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About the Health Science Professionals collective agreement

The Health Science Professionals Bargaining Association (HSPBA) Provincial Agreement covers 16,600 employees spanning many professional and technical disciplines.

HSPBA is represented by the Health Sciences Association (HSA), the British Columbia Government and Service Employees’ Union (BCGEU), the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE), the Professional Employees Association (PEA) and the Hospital Employees' Union (HEU).

The most populated classifications in this bargaining association are the medical technologists, medical radiation technologists and physiotherapists. Classifications range from medical and laboratory disciplines to pharmacists, psychologists, occupational therapists, social workers and physiotherapists.


HEABC members and the Health Science Professionals Bargaining Association (HSPBA) have ratified a three-year collective agreement for the period April 1, 2019 to March 31, 2022. HEABC and HSPBA entered into formal negotiations in September 2018 and reached a tentative agreement on November 9, 2018.