VANCOUVER, Nov. 1, 2012 /CNW/ - The Professional Association of Residents of British Columbia (PAR-BC) is pleased to announce that its membership has ratified a new Collective Agreement with the Health Employers Association of British Columbia (HEABC).
The vote was 78% in favor of ratification.
This new contract for 2010 - 2014 provides for concise language on Occupational Health and Safety and includes contraceptives (oral, injectable and IUD) in the benefits plan. Residents will receive a modest wage increase in the last two years of the contract. The greatest change is a move to a per-call stipend system rather than the monthly allowance of previous contracts, which paid residents regardless of the number of calls they performed. The new system will be in effect July 1, 2013.
Congratulations to all who participated in the process to make this agreement possible. The agreement produced is a balanced contract in light of the difficult times. It acknowledges the economic climate while providing for a positive safe training environment for residents in British Columbia.
SOURCE: Professional Association of Residents of British Columbia
For further information:
Dr. Joanna Oda
Professional Association of Residents