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HSA calls on government to change approach to health care bargaining

May 2, 2004
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEContact: Miriam Sobrino Director Strategic Communications& Member Development604 439 0994 office604 328 2886 cell The Health Sciences Association, the union representing 12,000 health science professionals who provide the diagnostic, clinical and rehabilitation services in the public health care system, welcomed the deal hammered out over the weekend to force the government to step back from its attack on health support workers.

Facilities sub-sector awaiting LRB decision

April 21, 2004
BL9980 Most HSA esential services levels in place Mediator Stephen Rinfret has booked out of mediation with the Facilities Health Services & Support Bargaining Association and Health Employers' Association of BC (HEABC).

Bargaining Update #6: Health science professionals' talks temporarily suspended

April 8, 2004
PARAMEDICAL PROFESSIONAL BARGAINING ASSOCIATIONBargaining Update #6 PDF Version (Adobe Acrobat required) Bargaining between the Paramedical Professional Bargaining Association and Health Employers Association of BC has been temporarily suspended.

MEMORANDUM: Agreement with HEABC re on-call and call-back provisions during a strike

April 1, 2004
To: HSA Chief StewardsRe: Agreement with HEABC re on-call and call-back provisions during a strike HSA and the Paramedical Professional Bargaining Association reached agreement with HEABC last night at the Labour Relations Board, to resolve ongoing disputes regarding on-call and call-back pay during the provision of essential services. Resolution of these disputes was necessary in order to complete essential services designations.

Bargaining Update #5: Parties discuss non-monetary issues

March 26, 2004
PARAMEDICAL PROFESSIONAL BARGAINING ASSOCIATIONBargaining Update #5PDF Version (Adobe Acrobat required) Unions' priorities include fair bumping and job posting processes

Bargaining Update #4: Stewards' role defended in bargaining

March 8, 2004
PARAMEDICAL PROFESSIONAL BARGAINING ASSOCIATIONBargaining Update #4PDF Version (Adobe Acrobat required) Union representation a key issue in most recent talks

Bargaining hotline for HSA members now running

February 13, 2004
A bargaining hotline for HSA members to listen by phone to updates on bargaining progress in the Paramedical Professional Bargaining Association (health sciences), Nurses Bargaining Association (nurses), Community Bargaining Association (community health) and Union Bargaining Association (community social ser