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HSA urging employers to reduce on call and call back work

December 1, 2011
The Report: December 2011 vol.32 num.4 SURVEY CONFIRMS MEMBERS WORRY INSUFFICIENT REST IS PUTTING THEIR SAFETY AT RISK HSA MEMBERS WORKING ON CALL or call back say theyre suffering from fatigue thats so serious it sometimes jeopardizes their personal safety.

Enhanced Disability Management Program to provide stronger safety net for members

December 1, 2011
The Report: December 2011 vol.32 num.4 -HOW WILL I TAKE CARE OF MY FAMILY if I get sick, or become unable to work?" Thats a question that hovers in the back of almost everyones mind. We assume that our health benefits will take care of us, and for the most part, they do.

December 1: World AIDS Day highlights need for continued action

November 29, 2011
In 2009, a global survey found that fifty per cent of educated youths admit they dont know enough about HIV and AIDS, according to AIESEC International, the worlds largest student organization. However, in the decade since the United Declaration of Commitment on HIV/AIDS was signed in 2001, HIV infections have been reduced by 17 per cent, according to the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) and the World Health Organization. HSA members working to support people living with HIV and AIDS know that there are more people than ever living with HIV in BC.

2012 bargaining must be about respect and regaining BCs competitive edge, HSA says

November 23, 2011
After three days of working through proposals from members and developing direction for 2012 bargaining, HSAs health science professionals elected members to the negotiating committee with a mandate to demand respect at the bargaining table. HSA President Reid Johnson said the Liberal governments -net zero" mandate of 2010 has been renamed a -cooperative gains" mandate. -HSA members served notice at the beginning of this year that continuing to fall behind our counterparts in other provinces is not an option.

HSA members urged to vote in municipal election

November 15, 2011
On Saturday, November 19, 2011 British Columbians head to the polls to elect mayors, municipal councillors, school trustees, and regional district representatives. These local representatives make decisions that affect our everyday lives, and play a critical role in making our neighbourhoods, towns, and regions places where we want to live.  Local politicians are also an important voice for our communities with higher levels of government, speaking up for communities on important local, provincial and federal issues. 

Occupy movement is here to stay

November 15, 2011
The Occupy movement is here to stay. It will morph into something else. But its not going away until there are serious reforms to our economy and democracy, says NUPGE President James Clancy in a commentary.  

Unsung Heroes of Health Care

November 14, 2011

HEABCs refusal to live up to bargained classifications commitment contravenes collective agreement, HSPBA charges

November 14, 2011
After months of working to ensure that HEABC was taking certain collective agreement obligations seriously, the HSPBA filed a policy grievance last week, charging that HEABC is refusing to adhere to the terms and conditions negotiated in the 2010-2012 HSPBA Collective Agreement.

Vancouver Coastal Health postpones plans for -Allied Health Redesign"

November 14, 2011
On October 13th, Vancouver Coastal Health announced it was postponing its third of three Working Group Sessions to a later date. They have now announced that their session will be delayed into January. HSA Membership Services Coordinator Kathy McLennan said the Health Science Professionals Bargaining Association welcomes this postponement. -VCH caused much uncertainty and worry with their announcement in August that it plans to redesign the Allied Health Professional Leadership structure," she said.