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Broadcast news VICTORIA - B.C.'s health science professionals have called off rotating strikes after getting a new contract proposal from the provincial government, but the union says it's not taking the deal. The province tabled a wage increase and concessions just before midnight Saturday, but officials with the Health Science Association of BC say it still "far off the mark."...

theprovince.com B.C. health science professionals have called off rotating strikes planned for this week after the government tabled a proposal just after midnight Saturday. The Health Science Professionals Bargaining Association said the offer adds up to a general wage increase of 1.4 per cent over two years, and may include wage rollbacks. The government called the proposal "fair and consistent"...

The Daily News (Kamloops) About 200 outpatient procedures were cancelled at Royal Inland Hospital on Friday as health science professionals continued their job action to pressure the province into a new collective agreement. Diagnostic-imaging services operated at essential levels only, with just three staff on duty, said Anne Ross, the Health Sciences Association's job action co-ordinator for Kamloops. Usually there...

www.am1150.ca (Kelowna) Thousands of professional workers in the Health Sciences Field right across the province began a series of rotating strikes over the last two days in a bid to put pressure on the government as they bargain for a new collective agreement.Interior Health announced on Saturday afternoon that services at Interior Health laboratories will be limited on Monday, December...

Vancouver Sun The second stage of strike action by members of the Health Sciences Association hits B.C. hospitals today. Workers who deliver diagnostic imaging services like X-rays, CT scans and ultrasounds will scale back to essential services as part of an effort to pressure the government to come up with a better contract offer. The union's job action began yesterday...

Prince George Citizen Some elective surgeries are expected to be postponed Friday as members of the Health Sciences Association of B.C. complete a two-day job action. For 24 hours beginning at midnight Friday morning, staff who operate diagnostic imaging equipment such as MRIs will reduce their staffing levels to minimum essential levels across the province. There will be enough staff...

Times Colonist (Victoria) Hospital professional staff undertaking rotating strikes across B.C. are paid less than counterparts in other provinces, union figures show. Some professional hospital employees could earn as much as $10 more an hour in Alberta, said dietitian Bill Hadden, co-chief union steward at Victoria General Hospital for the Health Sciences Association of B.C. "We're losing a lot of...

Trail Daily Times Brief job action by hospital pharmacists and medical imaging technicians is expected to impact patient services at Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital today, says a spokesperson for Interior Health Authority. Karl Hardt said Thursday that Health Science Professionals Bargaining Association (HSPBA) health science employees' job action will affect the hospital's operation Friday. "There will be some impact (today),"...

Canadian Press The second stage of strike action by members of the Health Sciences Association hits BC hospitals today. Workers who deliver diagnostic imaging services like x-rays, CT scans and ultrasounds will scale back to essential services as part of an effort to pressure the government to come up with a better contract offer. The union's job action began yesterday...

Times Colonist (Victoria) Byline: Katherine Dedyna More than 500 medical imaging procedures slated across Vancouver Island today have been cancelled as X-ray and CT scan specialists in B.C. take rotating strike action to press for a new contract. The cancellations, classed as non-urgent, include 188 procedures scheduled for Victoria General and Royal Jubilee hospitals; keeping cancer and children's cases on...