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Community social services professionals at three agencies that support children and adults with developmental disabilities and provide numerous other community services will be on strike tomorrow in Coquitlam and Port Coquitlam. Striking workers will be protesting outside BC MLA Douglas Hornes office at 130 Brew Street, Port Moody on Thursday, November 1 from 10:30am to 1pm. Their message to the...

The government announced today through the Health Employers Association of BC (HEABC) that bargaining a fair collective agreement for health science professionals ... who have been without a contract since April 2012 ... is not on the agenda. The day after the Health Science Professionals Bargaining Association (HSPBA) tabled a framework agreement that includes a modest wage increase, HEABC returned...

After more than six months of talks, the Health Science Professionals Bargaining Association (HSBPA) today tabled a wage proposal in contract discussions with the Health Employers Association of BC (HEABC). The proposal is for 2% wage increases effective April 1, 2012 and April 1, 2013. -The wage proposal reflects the pattern of wage increases achieved in public sector collective agreements...

Times Colonist (Victoria) Community service workers move their rotating strike action to Victoria Tuesday, with pickets slated to go up across the city. People who help adults with developmental disabilities, new immigrants and other vulnerable individuals will walk off the job to press their demands for higher wages and better working conditions. Community Living Victoria is expected to be behind...

Times Colonist (Victoria) Community service workers moved their rotating strike action to Victoria today, with pickets going up across the city. People who help adults with developmental disabilities, new immigrants and other vulnerable individuals are demanding higher wages and better working conditions. Community Living Victoria is behind picket lines set up by the Hospital Employees' Union at 3861 Cedar Hill...

Stop ignoring critical resource needs in underfunded sector, workers tell government Rotating job actions are again underway this week in targeted community-based social services agencies, where workers are calling on government to provide the resources needed to improve their wages and working conditions. Noon-hour protest Striking CSS workers and their supporters in Victoria will be taking their protest to Minister...

Hospital pharmacists are chronically understaffed. Theyre overextended in caring for patients who are increasingly acutely ill when they arrive at hospital. Clinical pharmacists ... along with other health science professionals -- are concerned that a chronic recruitment and retention crisis is eroding clinical care in BC. Clinical pharmacists have been speaking up to government representatives and reaching out to supporters...

Alaska Highway News As flu season begins, the recent decision to require health care workers to either take the vaccine or wear a mask is being challenged by the Health Sciences Association (HSA). The unpopular measure has divided medical professionals in the Peace Region. "We're being asked to put something in our body (and) we have no idea where it's...

HSA is holding a 2-day, non-partisan election campaign school for members interested in working on election campaigns or running for political office. The school will focus on opportunities for HSA members to be involved in the May 2013 provincial election, but will also touch on municipal and federal elections. If you want to help elect representatives who will support public...

Surrey North Delta Leader Byline: Jeff Nagel Health care workers say a government order that they get the flu shot or else wear a mask this flu season amounts to a violation of their personal privacy. The Health Sciences Association of B.C. has filed a grievance on behalf of its members, who include various lab and imaging technologists, pharmacists and...