PHSA lab redesign update March 20

The employer cancelled this week's meeting due to illnesses. We expect to meet with them again shortly, and will keep you posted.


In early February, PHSA served section 54 notice that it intended to introduce a change to Lower Mainland pathology and laboratory services focusing on employees who have been in supervisory roles such as section heads, technical coordinators and chiefs. HSA, on behalf of HSPBA, replied that it fundamentally disagreed with both the substance and process of the proposed changes and that all legal options would be considered.

HSA has since filed a number of policy grievances, citing violations of the Provincial Agreement, including those related to bargaining unit work being performed by certain excluded laboratory personnel.

HSA's Section 54 negotiating committee, which includes several Medical Technologist Stewards, continues to meet with PHSA on a weekly basis.

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