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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).

Community social services workers vote to accept new collective agreement.

April 19, 2004
NEARLY 15,000 community social services workers represented by 13 unions have ratified new collective agreements. Workers voted 66 percent to accept the new agreement in community living; 69 percent in general services. The two-year contracts provide for continuity of service for B.C.s most vulnerable citizens and protects workers jobs in exchange for about $40 million in cost containment and concessions.

Bargaining Update #6: Health science professionals' talks temporarily suspended

April 8, 2004
PARAMEDICAL PROFESSIONAL BARGAINING ASSOCIATIONBargaining Update #6 PDF Version (Adobe Acrobat required) Bargaining between the Paramedical Professional Bargaining Association and Health Employers Association of BC has been temporarily suspended.

MEMORANDUM: Agreement with HEABC re on-call and call-back provisions during a strike

April 1, 2004
To: HSA Chief StewardsRe: Agreement with HEABC re on-call and call-back provisions during a strike HSA and the Paramedical Professional Bargaining Association reached agreement with HEABC last night at the Labour Relations Board, to resolve ongoing disputes regarding on-call and call-back pay during the provision of essential services. Resolution of these disputes was necessary in order to complete essential services designations.

PPBA: health science professionals begin talks

April 1, 2004
The Report: April / May 2004 vol.25 num.2 argaining between the Paramedical Professional Bargaining Association and Health Employers Association of BC was temporarily suspended in April after several bargaining sessions that started in late February.