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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.  

HSA calls on government to change approach to health care bargaining

May 2, 2004
The Health Sciences Association, the union representing 12,000 health science professionals who provide the diagnostic, clinical and rehabilitation services in the public health care system, welcomed the deal hammered out over the weekend to force the government to step back from its attack on health support workers. "It has been a very tense weekend as British Columbians' support for health support workers and anger at the Liberal government continued to grow in leaps and bounds," HSA President Cindy Stewart said.

HSA calls on government to change approach to health care bargaining

May 2, 2004
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEContact: Miriam Sobrino Director Strategic Communications& Member Development604 439 0994 office604 328 2886 cell The Health Sciences Association, the union representing 12,000 health science professionals who provide the diagnostic, clinical and rehabilitation services in the public health care system, welcomed the deal hammered out over the weekend to force the government to step back from its attack on health support workers.

Facilities sub-sector awaiting LRB decision

April 21, 2004
BL9980 Most HSA esential services levels in place Mediator Stephen Rinfret has booked out of mediation with the Facilities Health Services & Support Bargaining Association and Health Employers' Association of BC (HEABC).