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Education leave funds now closed

June 23, 2005
  BL10060 All funds remaining in the Education Leave Fund have been allocated, and no further applications are being accepted. All applicants to date will receive written confirmation regarding whether or not their application was successful. Applications were approved according to established criteria and granted according to the date received, subject to sufficient funds remaining.

Labour Relations Board allows appeal to be heard on union membership for BMETs

June 22, 2005
BL10059 The Labour Relations Board has granted the Hospital Employees Union leave to appeal the boards decision to allow Biomedical Engineering Technologists to be represented by HSA. Submissions must be received by June 30. Meanwhile, arbitrator Judi Korbin has been selected to hear arguments August 2 and 3 on appropriate wage rates and other classification issues for the BMETs. At issue are entry-level wage rates, classification of supervisory positions, and opportunities for recognition of work over and above the entry level.

Help fight breast cancer: Support the Run for the Cure

June 17, 2005
BL10058 This years annual CIBC Run for the Cure, isnt until October 2, 2005, but its already time to start forming teams and fundraising for the cause.

Arbitration dates set to hear arguments for Biomedical Engineering Technologists

June 14, 2005
BL10057 An arbitrator has been selected to hear the dispute between HSA and HEABC on appropriate wage rates and other classification issues for Biomedical Engineering Technologists who recently joined HSA. Arbitrator Judi Korbin will hear arguments August 2 and 3. At issue are entry-level wage rates, classification of supervisory positions, and opportunities for recognition of work over and above the entry level.

PPBA collective agreements now available for members

June 6, 2005
 BL10056 The provincial agreement between the Paramedical Professional Bargaining Association and the Health Employers Association of BC effective April 1, 2004 - March 31, 2006 has been printed and is now available. Employers are responsible for ensuring all members working under the contract receive a copy. If you do not receive a copy of the contract, you may request one through the human resources department or contact at your workplace.

Top marks for HSA member

June 1, 2005
The Report: June / July 2005 vol.26 num.3 by DAN KEETON here are many HSA members who received excellent grades while training for their profession. But how many achieve one of Canadas top academic honours while studying for a new health sciences career?

An activist is born

June 1, 2005
The Report: June / July 2005 vol.26 num.3 by LAURA BUSHEIKIN

Insubordination

June 1, 2005
The Report: June / July 2005 vol.26 num.3 by BRUCE WILKINS

Balanced government: will it affect upcoming contract negotiations?

June 1, 2005
The Report: June / July 2005 vol.26 num.3 by CINDY STEWART n May 17, British Columbians sent a strong message that they want a balanced approach to government.

Biomedical Engineering Technologists headed for Arbitration

May 20, 2005
 BL10054 HEABC and HSA have failed to reach an agreement on an appropriate wage rate and other classification issues arising from the Biomedical Engineering Technologists (BMETs) placement into the Paramedical Professional Collective Agreement as a result of a May 6th ruling by the Labour Relations Board.  The LRB ruling simply places the BMETs into the existing PPBA agreement and is not the same as an expired collective agreement in which the parties can bargain new provisions.