Health Care Support Services - Locals 413, 421 and 456 - Bargaining Brief
Updated: Jul 22, 2021
Approx. Number of Members: 3,025
Current Contract Expires: March 31, 2017
MGEU Staff Negotiator: Angela Eilers
Elected Bargaining Committee Members: Shelly Rougeau, Local President, Interlake-Eastern, Local 413 Holly Arthur, Chief Steward, Interlake-Eastern, Local 413 Michelle Boisvert, Local President, Prairie Mountain, Local 421 Robert Long, Chief Steward, Prairie Mountain, Local 421 Theresa Hardie, Local President, Prairie Mountain, Local 456 Brenda McKay, Chief Steward, Prairie Mountain, Local 456
LATEST BARGAINING NEWS
The HCSS Bargaining Committee is scheduled to begin meeting again with the employer in July 2021.
Overview of 2021 Bargaining So Far
The HCSS Bargaining Committee met with the employer committee in April 2021 to talk about bargaining and how
to proceed after significant delays, including the representation votes and the global pandemic.
This round of bargaining will be done virtually, and as a result of the representation votes, will also include the merging a number of existing contract provisions into one collective agreement which will apply to all members in the new bargaining units. Over the past several months, the Bargaining Committee has been working hard to review all applicable collective agreements in preparation for this work.
The Committee and the employer have agreed to begin discussing a number of issues which have to do with employment processes common to all current agreements (but may be different in each). The two sides will also discuss essential service agreements for those facilities still without such an agreement. Proposals on other issues, including wages and benefits, will be held back until the employer shares their full proposal package.