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Health sciences union to end rotating strikes, but deal appears no closer; Rotating strikes to end, without health deal

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."

B.C.'s health science professionals call off job action

The Province

Byline: Derek Spalding 
This week's anticipated cancellation of medical procedures throughout Vancouver Island hospitals was called off Sunday, but the dispute between health professionals and their employers continues.
After three days of talks overseen by veteran labour mediator Vince Ready, members of the Health Sciences Association of B.C. charged Sunday that they are being goaded into a strike by the government's bargaining group, the Health Employers Association of B.C.

Job action cancels almost 200 procedures

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 are 40 X-ray technologists and radiation therapists on duty at a given time, said Ross.

Community workers from not-for-profit agencies striking Monday

Comox Valley Record 

North Island community workers will strike in Campbell River and Courtenay on Monday.

Professionals from not-for-profit agencies that support vulnerable families on the North Island will be on strike Dec. 10. Community workers want to send a clear message to the B.C. government: Stop putting vulnerable families last!

A valuable sector

Campbell River Courier-Islander

We would like to create an increased public awareness about a very valuable sector in Campbell River; community social services. Many people here rely on the programs and services that social service workers provide, however these services may not necessarily be known to those who have not yet needed them.

B.C. healthcare professionals' job action disrupts medical services (version 4)

Thousands of medical imaging procedures and some surgeries were cancelled around the province today as a consequence of Health Science Association-led rotating strikes by health workers.
On Monday, laboratory personnel plan to reduce to essential service levels, only providing urgently needed tests. On Thursday, hospital pharmacists reduced their services.

BC health science professionals to escalate job actions to win new contract; BC health workers plan more job action

Canadian Press

VANCOUVER - Health science professionals in British Columbia began rotating job actions on Thursday to put pressure on the government to deliver a new collective agreement.
The Health Science Professionals Bargaining Association says the job action began with hospital pharmacists reducing their services to essential services only.
Starting Friday, the association says workers who deliver diagnostic imaging services will also cut back to essential services.