BC Health Strike

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 with hospital pharmacists offering only essential services, and it continues Sunday when hospital lab services will also be reduced to essential services.

The association represents about 17-thousand health science professionals in BC.