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Wanted - auction items for CESA silent auction at Convention!

March 2, 2006
Do you have a hidden talent? HSAs Committee for Equality and Social Action is collecting auction items for its annual silent auction. All proceeds will go to the World Peace Forum being held in Vancouver from June 23 to 28, 2006. Download poster as PDF

Employers propose to put their hands deeper into our pockets

March 2, 2006
The Union Bargaining Association (UBA) will be tabling our monetary proposals early next week. We've been trying to this point to get employers to discuss our priority non-monetary issues. These include the improvements our members are seeking to job security, workload and basic working conditions.

Unions table wage package

March 1, 2006
Negotiations at the health science professionals\ table continued this week with the union bargaining association tabling a wage package that rectifies the A/B wage split, provides a fair wage increase for all health science professionals and returns the LTD plan to the employer.

Working women need child care

February 28, 2006
On International Women's Day women around the world celebrate our achievements and commit to continue our struggle for full equality. This March 8, child care is the critical concern for working women in Canada. Download full text as PDF

The $1 Billion Question

February 28, 2006
In preparation for the 2006 negotiations, unions consulted extensively with our members. You said strongly that you wanted your bargaining committee to negotiate fair wages, safe workplaces, improve benefits, improve work-life balance and provide job security. Download full version as PDF

NUPGE International Women's Day Message - The Struggle for Equality Continues

February 28, 2006
Ottawa (22 Feb. 2006) - International Women's Day (IWD) is the story of ordinary women as makers of history. It is rooted in the centuries old struggle of women seeking to participate in society on an equal footing with men. The idea of an IWD (March 8) first arose at the turn of the century, which in the industrialized world was a period of expansion and turbulence, booming population growth and radical ideologies. NUPGE gender equality success

Government should strengthen new workplace hazard prevention rules: CLC

February 24, 2006
OTTAWA (CLC) ... Next Tuesday, February 28, is the internationally-recognized Repetitive Strain Injury Awareness Day. On this occasion, working people are counting on the federal government to follow through with promised new regulations to prevent the scourge of workplace injuries known as RSIs (repetitive strain injuries). Download full text of CLC communiqué

Health science professional unions to table monetary proposal Monday

February 24, 2006
As the second week of bargaining for a new collective agreement for British Columbia\s 13,000 health science professionals concluded Friday, talks were progressing steadily.

HSA to represent 226 Cardiology Technologists

February 23, 2006
The BC Labour Relations Board has ruled that Cardiology Technologists, including Electrodiagnostic Technologists are appropriately represented by HSA. The Board found that HSA, HEU and HEABC did not oppose that Cardiology Technologists should be transferred from the facilities sub-sector bargaining unit to the paramedical professional bargaining unit.

Community health unions table wage package

February 23, 2006
Contract talks for 13,000 community health workers are focused thisweek on compensation issues as the unions outlined their plan for a fair pay boost along with measures to make up for lost ground.