Labour adjustment agreement reached in consolidation of diagnostic imaging services throughout Lower Mainland

HSA has completed negotiations with Lower Mainland health authorities for a transition to a region-wide consolidation of diagnostic imaging services. The agreement allows for the significant restructuring of services without displacements and layoffs of diagnostic imaging staff.

The health authorities ... Fraser Health, Providence, Provincial Health, and Vancouver Coastal ... will hold meetings next week to deliver detailed information about the restructuring. HSA union representatives will attend the meetings and be available to answer members questions and concerns.

Highlights of the Section 54 agreement include:

  • Provisions for seamless employment transfer
  • Expanded opportunities in job postings and bumping rights
  • Increased opportunities for clinical specialization, and
  • Options for job share arrangements, voluntary transfers, early retirement options, and phase-in retirement initiatives.

HSA has been assured that the consolidation plan will not result in reduction of services when waiting lists for diagnostic tests are already a severe bottleneck in the health care system.
HSA members are encouraged to attend the employer presentations next week, and to contact the union for further information and support for exercising their options. The meetings have been scheduled as follows:





Monday,  October 4

9:30 a.m.

Childrens and Womens:  Main imaging department


12 noon

Vancouver General Hospital:  Radiology seminar room


2:30 p.m.

Surrey Memorial Hospital - Medical imaging conference room

Tuesday, October 5

7:30 a.m.

Lions Gate Hospital ... Room net yet confirmed


9:30 a.m.

BC Cancer Agency ... Vancouver - John Jambour


11:30 a.m.

St. Pauls Hospital - Radiology library


1:30 p.m.

UBC Hospital - Koerner Lecture Theatre


3:00 p.m.

Richmond Hospital - Park Room

Wednesday, October 6

7:30 a.m.

Burnaby Hospital - Lecture Room B


9:30 a.m.

Royal Columbian Hospital - Lecture Room 1 - Sherbrook Centre


12 noon

Eagle Ridge Hospital - room not yet confirmed


2:30 p.m.

Ridge Meadows Hospital - room not yet confirmed

Thursday, October 7

7:30 a.m.

Langley Memorial Hospital - Medical imaging staff room


10 a.m.

Chilliwack General Hospital - Admin room A


1 p.m.

Peace Arch Hospital - Meeting Rooms 1 and 2


3 p.m.

Delta Hospital - Boardroom

Friday, October 8

8 a.m.

Mount St. Josephs Hospital - St. Germaine Conference Room


11:30 a.m.

Abbotsford Hospital - Conference Room 1, 2


2 p.m.

Mission Memorial Hospital - Conference Room 3

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