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Locations for Health Science Professionals strike vote meetings

UPDATED November 14, 2012 at  5:32 pm
HSA has been at the bargaining table for seven months working to negotiate a new collective agreement. Talks broke down October 31. After seven months, the HEABC and the government have nothing to offer: No response to a wage demand. No response to repeated requests for costing on budget saving measures, including reorganizations and wellness programs. No agreement to proposals to reduce the risks to patients and health care professionals, who currently do not have sufficient sleeping hours free from call.

Does your position qualify for an upwards reclassification with retroactivity?

Does your position qualify for an upwards reclassification with retroactivity?

HSA has been working to identify non-supervisory and supervisory positions which may qualify for an upwards reclassification pursuant to a May 2012 grievance settlement agreement.

See page 2 for action you must take prior to November 30th if your position satisfies the following definition:

Rally for health care Wednesday in Vancouver

70,000 B.C. health care workers are still without new collective agreements

Its time for a fair and reasonable deal.

Speakers:

  • Jim Sinclair & Irene Lanzinger, BC Federation of Labour
  • Darryl Walker, President, BCGEU
  • Bonnie Pearson, Secretary-Business Manager, HEU
  • Reid Johnson, President, HSA

Where:

  • Vancouver Art Gallery, North Side

When:

Telephone town hall meetings for information about health science professionals strike vote

Health science professionals represented by HSA are invited to participate in one of two telephone town hall meetings scheduled for next week.
 
To join the call, simply answer your personal phone, and you will be connected. Please ensure HSA has your personal / home phone number by emailing your full name and contact info to memberlist@hsabc.org ... or you can sign in at www.hsabc.org and update your information by logging in.
 

Health care unions call strike vote after negotiations break off for health science professionals

After seven months of bargaining, the provinces health science professionals ... the modern health care team that delivers the diagnostic, clinical and rehabilitation services British Columbians rely on for their health ... are taking a strike vote.

The Health Science Professionals Bargaining Association (HSPBA) strike vote comes after talks broke off October 31 when the employers association (HEABC) explained it cannot engage in meaningful bargaining because of a restrictive -cooperative gains" bargaining mandate imposed by the BC government.

More tricks and no treats for health science professionals

The government announced today through the Health Employers Association of BC (HEABC) that bargaining a fair collective agreement for health science professionals ... who have been without a contract since April 2012 ... is not on the agenda.

The day after the Health Science Professionals Bargaining Association (HSPBA) tabled a framework agreement that includes a modest wage increase, HEABC returned to the table, explaining its hands are tied by the Ministry of Health, which refuses to apply the governments cooperative gains mandate for meaningful bargaining at the table.

Health science professionals table wage increase proposal

After more than six months of talks, the Health Science Professionals Bargaining Association (HSBPA) today tabled a wage proposal in contract discussions with the Health Employers Association of BC (HEABC).

The proposal is for 2% wage increases effective April 1, 2012 and April 1, 2013.

Clinical Pharmacists TV ad: Share and spread the word!

Hospital pharmacists are chronically understaffed. Theyre overextended in caring for patients who are increasingly acutely ill when they arrive at hospital. Clinical pharmacists ... along with other health science professionals -- are concerned that a chronic recruitment and retention crisis is eroding clinical care in BC.

Clinical pharmacists have been speaking up to government representatives and reaching out to supporters about their important role in quality health care:

Health science professionals bargaining focuses on wellness

Members of the Heath Science Professionals Bargaining Association (HSPBA) bargaining committee spent the past several days in productive discussions with the Health Employers Association of BC (HEABC) aimed at finding ways to contain and manage costs of benefits without reducing benefits that have previously been negotiated.

HSA challenges flu shot policy

Health Sciences Association, on behalf of the Health Science Professionals Bargaining Association (HSPBA), is calling for the withdrawal of a province-wide policy that threatens to fire health science professionals who refuse to declare whether they have been vaccinated against seasonal flu.