News & Updates

Community Social Services bargaining resumed for the week of April 30, with limited progress. The union bargaining committee ... the Community Social Services Bargaining Association (CSSBA) ... is continuing to make the case for a fair and reasonable deal at the bargaining table, including a wage increase. The committee is also pushing back on concessionary demands by the employer.The multi-union...

The Community Bargaining Association (CBA) met this week in Vancouver to exchange and discuss proposals with the Health Employers Association of British Columbia (HEABC). The parties discussed issues and exchanged amendments to previously tabled proposals. The CBA tabled counter proposals related to union rights. HEABC tabled a health and safety proposal and provided the CBA bargaining committee with a presentation...

During two weeks of bargaining for a new provincial contract (April 16-27), negotiators for the Nurses Bargaining Association and Health Employers Association of BC debated three key issues without coming to a resolution.Negotiators will pick up discussions when bargaining resumes next month. The issues debated are:1. Health authority-wide seniority will improve nurses mobility and ensure nurses can maximize the value...

Most people think International Health and Safety Day was started by a government or maybe the United Nations. Not so. It was started by a little health and safety committee in Canada in 1984. Observance of the day has spread to more than 60 countries. RadioLabour has prepared a special programme about International Health and Safety Day. It features an...

Vancouver - May 1: The celebration will run through the afternoon and evening. 1 p.m. Live perofrmances at Hornby and Georgia 3 p.m. Rally at the Vancouver Art Gallery 4 p.m. Speakers and performances 6 p.m. Jim Sinclair, President, and Irene Lanzinger, Secretary Treasurer, from the BC Federation of Labour 6:15 p.m. March from the Art Galley to W2 7:30...

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Health Sciences Association of BC offers its condolences to members, their families, and community as they deal with the devastating tragedy of the fire at the Lakeland Sawmill in Prince George "On behalf of all HSA members, I offer our thoughts and prayers to our colleagues and their families in Prince George," said HSA President Reid Johnson. -The tragedy in...

All workers and their families are invited to pay tribute to workers who have been injured or killed on the job, or stricken with occupational disease. HSA President Reid Johnson said injury and fatality rates in BC are still far too high. "On the Day of Mourning, we honour workers who have died -- and we recommit to the fight...

The Community Bargaining Association (CBA) resumed bargaining last week in Vancouver, exchanging and discussing proposals for four days with the Health Employers Association of British Columbia (HEABC). The parties discussed several issues and exchanged proposals on previously tabled proposals. Most of the non-monetary issues have been canvassed, and this week work continue to narrow the differences or gain agreement on...