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Health science professionals, employers agree to process to conclude contract talks

June 10, 2004
The Paramedical Professional Bargaining Association (PPBA), which represents health science professionals working in BC's health care system, has reached a framework agreement with HEABC. Health science professionals deliver the clinical, diagnostic and rehabilitation services in the public health care system in B.C.

Health science professionals, employers agree to process to conclude contract talks

June 10, 2004
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEInformation: Miriam Sobrino Communications Officer604 439 0994 office / 604 328 2886 cell Then Paramedical Professional Bargaining Association (PPBA), which represents health science professionals working in BC's health care system, has reached a framework agreement with HEABC. Health science professionals deliver the clinical, diagnostic and rehabilitation services in the public health care system in B.C.

BARGAINING UPDATE #7: Framework agreement reached for health science professionals

June 10, 2004
PARAMEDICAL PROFESSIONAL BARGAINING ASSOCIATIONBargaining Update #7 PDF Version (Adobe Acrobat required)

HSA calls on Premier's office to end secret negotiations with BCMA on lab services

June 3, 2004
Deal would give private labs exclusive access to out-patient lab testing and divert millions in savings back to doctor-controlled fund Health science professionals who work in BC's hospital labs are calling on the Campbell government to end secret negotiations with the BC Medical Association over the issue of lab reform.

Consolidating strengths, setting direction: working to protect services

June 1, 2004
The Report: June 2004 vol.25 num.3 record number of members attended HSA’s 33rd annual convention, held April 23 and 24 in Burnaby. Delegates spent two days listening to reports and guest speakers, and vigorously debating resolutions to help determine the union’s course of action over the next year.

Liberals went too far

June 1, 2004
The Report: June 2004 vol.25 num.3 by CINDY STEWART ith less than a year left in the Liberal government’s mandate, we have come through a very turbulent period in labour relations in British Columbia.

Workload overload

June 1, 2004
The Report: June 2004 vol.25 num.3 by BRUCE WILKINS A recent reorganization in my department has compounded what was already an acute workload problem. My coworkers are all on the verge of burnout. What should we do?

Advocating for patients, fighting service erosion

June 1, 2004
The Report: June 2004 vol.25 num.3 by CAROLE PEARSON

NBA, HEABC strike framework agreement

May 26, 2004
The Nurses' Bargaining Association has reached a Framework Agreement with the Health Employers Association of BC, which stipulates how bargaining discussions will be conducted this summer.  Aimed at bringing stability to BCs health sector, the agreement states that there will be no rollbacks in nurses' hourly rates, benefits or time off provisions and that there will be no increase in total compensation.