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Talks restart after two successful weeks of large-scale job action Last Friday, after two successful weeks of large-scale job action in community living and family services, the employer invited the multi-union bargaining association back to the bargaining table. The job action last week by nearly 3,400 community living workers affected the two largest community social service agencies in the province...

Ratification vote meetings planned, details coming soon Details of the tentative agreement for health science professionals reached last week between the Health Science Professionals Bargaining Association and Health Employers Association of BC are now available for members' review: More information about the tentative agreement A link to the downloadable report will be emailed to members. Members who do not have...

Details of the tentative agreement for health science professionals reached last week between the Health Science Professionals Bargaining Association and Health Employers Association of BC are now available for members review at the HSA website at www.hsabc.org . A link to the downloadable report will be emailed to members. Members who do not have an email address registered with HSA...

Nearly 500 family service workers across British Columbia are striking on Wednesday, February 6 and Thursday, February 7. Family service workers work with vulnerable families. They intervene when children or youth are at risk. They help with substance addictions. They work with teenage or single parents trying to make ends meet. They provide family counselling, vocational and life skills training...

Nearly 500 family service workers across British Columbia are striking on Wednesday, February 6 and Thursday, February 7. Family service workers work with vulnerable families. They intervene when children or youth are at risk. They help with substance addictions. They work with teenage or single parents trying to make ends meet. They provide family counselling, vocational and life skills training...

Prince George Citizen The tentative deal between the Health Sciences Association of BC and the provincial government is set to run until March 2014, an incorrect date appeared in a story in Friday's Citizen. Also the union represents a number of medical professionals including lab and radiation technologists. An incorrect description of their job title appeared in the story.

Richmond News Dozens of community social services workers, many from the Developmental Disabilities Association (DDA), went on a one-day strike Wednesday morning outside the DDA head office on Shell Road. DDA executive director Alanna Hendren was present and spoke to media and workers about the starting wages that are $15.54 an hour, down from $16.83 in 2002. "During a time...

Prince George Citizen Health science professionals will work longer hours, but get higher base pay, if a tentative deal announced Thursday is ratified. The Health Science Professionals Bargaining Association and the provincial government announced the two-year tentative agreement Thursday, which includes a three per cent wage increase over the length of the deal as well as a return to a...

In the last round of bargaining, the Nurses Bargaining Association negotiated changes to the extended health care plan. Prescription drug coverage now includes a PharmaCare tie-in. The change will go into effect on February 1, 2013. The NBA agreed to introduce a managed formulary through the PharmaCare tie in to help manage rising costs, and ensure that members can continue...

After almost a year of bargaining for a new contract, the Health Science Professionals Bargaining Association (HSPBA) has reached a tentative agreement for nearly 17,000 health science professionals working in hospitals and communities across British Columbia. -In yet another very difficult bargaining climate, our priority was to achieve fair and reasonable wages for our members, and to continue to provide...