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Tentative agreement reached for health science professionals

After almost a year of bargaining for a new contract, the Health Science Professionals Bargaining Association (HSPBA) has reached a tentative agreement for nearly 17,000 health science professionals working in hospitals and communities across British Columbia.

"In yet another very difficult bargaining climate, our priority was to achieve fair and reasonable wages for our members, and to continue to provide the quality health care services British Columbians rely on," said HSA President Reid Johnson.

Community Social Services: More than 3000 workers going on strike

Nearly 3,400 community living workers who support adults, children and infants with disabilities and their families are going on strike, starting Wednesday, January 30.

The 24-hour job action will affect Richmond-based Developmental Disabilities Association (DDA) and Burnaby-based PosAbilities, the two largest community social service agencies in British Columbia. Agencies in Vancouver, Victoria, Prince George, Chilliwack, Coquitlam, Kamloops, Vanderhoof, Trail, Salmon Arm, Castlegar, Creston and Cranbrook will also be picketed.

Community Living job action taking place next week

Significant job action will take place in Community Living next week across British Columbia.

The Community Social Services Bargaining Association is strategically escalating job action to continue
pressuring the BC government. After nearly a year of bargaining, the employer - the Community Social
Services Employers Association - has not even made a monetary offer at the bargaining table.

Out on strike

The Daily Courier (Kelowna) 

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Gary Nylander, The Daily Courier / About 70 employees of the Central Okanagan Child Development Centre, who are members of the Health Sciences Association, were off work Wednesday as part of rotating job action in B.C. The strikers were bolstered by students from Okanagan College's early childhood education program, who carried homemade signs as they waved at passing motorists along Bernard Avenue.

Out on strike

The Daily Courier (Vernon)

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Gary Nylander, The Vernon Daily Courier / About 70 employees of the Central Okanagan Child Development Centre, who are members of the Health Sciences Association, were off work Wednesday as part of rotating job action in B.C. The strikers were bolstered by students from Okanagan College's early childhood education program, who carried homemade signs as they waved at passing motorists along Bernard Avenue.

Local job action in social services

castanet.net 

Employees at the Central Okanagan Child Development Association walked off the job today as part of rotating strikes in the province's community social services sector.

Strike hits child development centre

The Daily Courier (Kelowna) 

Therapists, counsellors and other workers at Central Okanagan Child Development Centre will be off the job today as part of rotating job action. Essential services will be maintained.

It is a continuation of rotating strikes in the community social services sector across B.C. that began on Oct. 16. More than 20 agencies on Vancouver Island went on strike the week of Dec. 10 seeking a fair deal with employers.

Local job action in social services

castanet.net 

Employees at the Central Okanagan Child Development Association will be walking off the job tomorrow (Jan. 23) as part of rotating strikes in the province's community social services sector.

The COCDA is affiliated with the Health Sciences Association, but they fall under the community services contract. The group has been working without a contract since April of last year and routinely find themselves understaffed.

Union backs off hospital job action


South Delta Leader 

The union representing health science professionals in B.C. has called off job action that cancelled or postponed some medical procedures at Delta Hospital last week, but workers remain without a contract with the province.

The Health Sciences Association of B.C. (HSABC) triggered a job action across the province last Thursday and Friday, despite the fact both sides have agreed to mediation.