Health Authorities Announce Reversal of Consolidation for Diagnostic Imaging

HSA members working in medical imaging throughout the Lower Mainland received notice yesterday of a region-wide plan to move their services back to the original four health authorities.

For the last 13 years, Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) has overseen the consolidated operations of Lower Mainland Diagnostic Imaging services within the four different health authorities in the Lower Mainland. HSA learned yesterday that VCH plans to return those services to the health authorities in which the work is performed when VCH issued Section 54 notice to HSA. This notice is required under the BC Labour Code when an employer makes changes that affect the terms and conditions of employment for a significant number of employees.

Effective January 2024 diagnostic imaging services in the lower mainland will be administered by all four health authorities. These services will be provided by the same employer which runs the facility in which you work. In a memo circulated to Vancouver Coastal Health staff June 22, the employer offered assurance there would be no job loss, and staff will remain working at their current worksites, with the same positions and work schedules. 

On Monday, June 26, the employer will be hosting three multi-union town hall meetings. HSA has arranged for stewards and labour relations staff to be in attendance, we encourage you to attend one of these meetings. 

Town hall meetings for affected members Monday, June 26:

  • 8:00-8:45 a.m. (0800-0845)
  • 12:00-12:45 p.m. (1200-1245) 
  • 4:00-4:45 p.m. (1600-1645) 

There is no need to sign up, simply follow this link to attend:

 Zoom link
Meeting ID: 692 3049 1404    Password: 277272 

HSA has assigned staff to this issue and will take the next few weeks to investigate and begin discussions with the employer. Please check the HSA website at regularly for notice and reach out to your steward teams if you have questions or concerns.