On October 29, 2019, an agreement was reached on the details of the HSPBA pay rates negotiated for the 2019-2022 Health Researchers Collective Agreement. You can find the final salary schedules here. Please note that there are several professional schedules and you must refer to the salary schedule that corresponds to your profession. The Public Sector Wage Arbitration Deferral Act (Bill 9), which was passed on June 20, 2019 In law, Alberta`s 180,000 public service employees, represented by unions in 24 collective agreements, including the HSAA, were presented until August, when Janice MacKinnon`s “Report and Recommendations” Blue Ribbon Panel on Alberta`s Finance” was presented.   Members and directors should be aware that this proposed collective agreement may contain errors and omissions that will be corrected in the coming months, when the agreement is concluded and printed. Once the printed version is completed, employers are responsible for distributing the registers to employees covered by the HSPBA. The health researchers` collective agreement is negotiated between employers and the Health Science Professionals Bargaining Association (HSPBA). It has more than 16,000 members of the HSA as well as members of the Employees Union Hospital (HEU), the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE), the Professional Association of Employees (PEA) and the BC Government Employees Union (BCGEU). In 1971, eleven “paramedic and professional members” created the HSAA to have a stronger representation than the existing major unions.  In February 2020, consultant Ernst and Young presented his contract to Premier Kenney, in which they recommended “providing operations, hospital food, budget management, laundry, security, laboratory testing.”  The HSAA warned that “the granting of an operation, a hospital food service, budget management, laundry, security, laboratory testing and more will result in greater results in the state coffers.”  [Notes 1] The HSAA stated that “the privatization of laboratory services in Alberta could involve 850 full-time jobs.”  The Government of the Conservative Party (UCP), led by Prime Minister Jason Kenney and Alberta Health Services, has informed the Alberta Health Sciences Association, United Nurses of Alberta and the Alberta Provincial Workers Association of the government`s intentions to cut “between 6,400 and 7,400 unionized public sector jobs” by 2023.  In February 2020, an independent public sector arbitrator opted for the provincial government and against the HSAA with a “zero percent pay increase” for HSAA employees.
 In his February 6 statement, Alberta Finance Minister Travis Toews stated that the UCP provincial government prioritized “the provision of services through salary increases for public service employees.”  Unless specifically stated, the contract came into effect on April 1, 2014 and expired on March 31, 2019.