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All show and no tell at health care briefing

April 23, 2002
It was all show and no tell at the government's long-awaited announcement on the future of health care in British Columbia. In a carefully stage-managed news conference held in downtown Vancouver today, the Liberal government unveiled its vision for the future of health services in the province. Chief Executive Officers and chairs of the province's six health authorities were summoned to Vancouver to present their plans for health care delivery. "The presentations were long on rhetoric and short on details," Health Sciences Association of BC President Cindy Stewart said.

Do public demonstrations make a difference?

April 1, 2002
The Report: April / May 2002 vol.23 num.2 by DR. MARK LEIER f protests, rallies, petitions, and strikes didn’t work, we would all still be working 10 hours a day, six days a week. There would be no holidays, no EI, no healthcare, and women wouldn’t have the vote. These, and much more, were won using those same tools.

Stopping the Liberal cuts: Our work is essential

April 1, 2002
The Report: April / May 2002 vol.23 num.2 by MIRIAM SOBRINO

Mobilizing to protect health and social services

April 1, 2002
The Report: April / May 2002 vol.23 num.2 by CINDY STEWART he full effects of the Campbell era in British Columbia hit us on April 1, the first day of the new fiscal year.

Three cheers for Chilliwack!

April 1, 2002
The Report: April / May 2002 vol.23 num.2 by AUDREY MacMILLAN lmost a year has passed since the Liberal government was elected, and already the signs are clear that British Columbians are taking a second look.

Bumping rights after Bill 29

April 1, 2002
The Report: April / May 2002 vol.23 num.2 by JEANNE MEYERS How does Bill 29 affect my rights to “bump” when faced with a lay-off?  

Protecting health and social services by challenging unfair legislation

April 1, 2002
The Report: April / May 2002 vol.23 num.2 by JEANNE MEYERS hen the provincial government introduced Bill 29, the legislation that dramatically changes the way health care is delivered in the public system, health care unions knew we had our work cut out for us.

Living the union credo: United we stand

April 1, 2002
The Report: April / May 2002 vol.23 num.2 by DAN KEETON

Unions launch Charter of Rights suit against BC government to defend health workers, Medicare

March 19, 2002
Court asked to strike down Premier Campbell's contract-breaking law, Bill 29 BC unions representing more than 100,000 health care workers today launched legal action in BC Supreme Court alleging that the Campbell government's contract-breaking legislation, Bill 29, violates the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms and is unconstitutional.

HSA fears leaked details on privatization only the beginning

March 6, 2002
The union that represents more than 10,000 health science professionals across the province is concerned that the Liberals plan to privatize $700 million in health care service is only the beginning. Responding to a leaked budget document revealed Monday by the Hospital Employees Union, the Health Science Association of BC warns that many direct services to patients are also under threat.