Bargaining Update #4: Health Science Professionals
Negotiating teams head back into talks next week to continue bargaining for a new collective agreement for the province’s 18,000 health science professionals working in hospitals and communities around the province.
The bargaining teams have been working solidly in the three weeks since the last update to members, and significant progress is being made at the table on a number of issues. Next week, the focus shifts to workload and shortages solutions, finding effective strategies for ensuring occupational health and safety, and optimizing benefit provisions
HSPBA represents 18,000 union members, the majority of whom are represented by HSA. Other unions represented at the bargaining table are CUPE, BCGEU, PEA, and HEU. The current collective agreement expires in March 2019.
HSA’s is represented at the bargaining table by Chief Negotiator Jeanne Meyers and Bargaining Committee members:
• Janice Morrison, HSA Vice President and physiotherapist, Kootenay Lake Hospital (co-chair)
• Mandi Ayers, HSA Board of Directors and lab technologist, Bulkley Valley Hospital (co-chair)
• Candis Johnson, Supported Childcare Consultant, Child Development Centre of Prince George
• Chad Lazaruk, Medical Radiation Technologist, Victoria General Hospital
• Jing-Yi Ng, Pharmacist, Burnaby Hospital
• Kim Pflieger, Cardiology Technologist, Penticton General Hospital
• Kathleen Lee, Dietitian, St. Paul’s Hospital
• Kieran Shoker, Pharmacist, Cancer Centre for the North
For bargaining updates, check the HSA website at www.hsabc.org, or follow us on our Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/HSABC, or Twitter account: @hsabc. It is important for HSA to be able to contact you. Log in on HSA's website at https://hsabc.org/contact/member-contact-update-form to ensure your contact information is up-to-date.