First Nations Health Authority Collective Agreement

Together, we are always better. Musqueam Territory – Vancouver, British Columbia – The First Nations Health Authority (FNHA) and the Public Utilities Alliance of Canada (PSAC) celebrated the renewal of their collective agreement after several months of negotiations. The official signing ceremony for the renewal of the FNHA psac collective agreement was held at the Musqueam Cultural Centre and brought together senior leaders and representatives of the FNHA and PSAC. All negotiations for the agreement took place on First Nations territory and included elders who supported the work through prayer, wisdom and input. The original agreement, signed in 2015, was a milestone as one of the first collective agreements of its kind in Canada. These negotiations were unique in that they incorporated first nations perspectives, values and sensitivities. “We are proud to be part of the renewal of this historic agreement between our members and the First Nations Health Agency, as both parties have done an incredible job of integrating First Nations principles and practices into negotiations,” said CSPIP President Debi Daviau. Together, we are always better,” said Joe Gallagher, CEO of the FNHA. We thank our partner PSAC for their professionalism and respect during the negotiations. “I would like to thank the bargaining team for their hard work and the members for their unwavering support during this unique round of negotiations,” said Magali Picard, National Executive Vice-President of the PSAC. “I want to thank our FNHA PSAC members – they should be proud of their solidarity and hard work, and they can look forward to a treaty that improves working conditions and recognizes First Nations culture.”

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