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www.am1150.ca (Kelowna) Thousands of professional workers in the Health Sciences Field right across the province began a series of rotating strikes over the last two days in a bid to put pressure on the government as they bargain for a new collective agreement.Interior Health announced on Saturday afternoon that services at Interior Health laboratories will be limited on Monday, December...

The Daily News (Kamloops) About 200 outpatient procedures were cancelled at Royal Inland Hospital on Friday as health science professionals continued their job action to pressure the province into a new collective agreement. Diagnostic-imaging services operated at essential levels only, with just three staff on duty, said Anne Ross, the Health Sciences Association's job action co-ordinator for Kamloops. Usually there...

Comox Valley Record North Island community workers will strike in Campbell River and Courtenay on Monday. Professionals from not-for-profit agencies that support vulnerable families on the North Island will be on strike Dec. 10. Community workers want to send a clear message to the B.C. government: Stop putting vulnerable families last! Since 2004, the B.C. Liberal government has cut $300...

Canadian Press The second stage of strike action by members of the Health Sciences Association hits BC hospitals today. Workers who deliver diagnostic imaging services like x-rays, CT scans and ultrasounds will scale back to essential services as part of an effort to pressure the government to come up with a better contract offer. The union's job action began yesterday...

In spite of an agreement reached between HSA and other health care unions and the Ministry of Health last week, some members continue to get pressure to either produce evidence of vaccination against seasonal influenza, or wear a mask during the flu season, which was declared open December 1. For members information, at the meeting held between the Ministry of...

For immediate release: December 7, 2012 Caring professionals from not-for-profit agencies that support vulnerable families on the North Island will be on strike Monday, December 10. Community workers want to send a clear message to the B.C. government: stop putting vulnerable families last! Since 2004, the B.C. Liberal government has cut $300 million in funding for programs that support vulnerable...

Campbell River Courier-Islander We would like to create an increased public awareness about a very valuable sector in Campbell River; community social services. Many people here rely on the programs and services that social service workers provide, however these services may not necessarily be known to those who have not yet needed them. Community social service workers provide crucial services...

vancouversun.com The NHL wasn't the only industry to feel the pangs of labour setbacks near the end of this week. B.C. health science professionals are cutting back to essential services Thursday and Friday in a job action that disrupts healthcare for patients across the province. While talks between hockey players and owners broke off dramatically Thursday night, thousands of hospital...

vancouversun.com Thousands of medical imaging procedures and some surgeries were cancelled around the province today as a consequence of Health Science Association-led rotating strikes by health workers. On Monday, laboratory personnel plan to reduce to essential service levels, only providing urgently needed tests. On Thursday, hospital pharmacists reduced their services. In the Vancouver Coastal Health region, about 710 patients were...

castanet.net Health science professionals in British Columbia began rotating job actions on Thursday to put pressure on the government to deliver a new collective agreement. The Health Science Professionals Bargaining Association says the job action began with hospital pharmacists reducing their services to essential services only. Starting Friday, the association says workers who deliver diagnostic imaging services will also cut...