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Contracts don't get in the way of service says health science professionals' union

December 5, 2001
Health Sciences Association President Cindy Stewart is calling on Health Services Minister Colin Hansen to take a closer look at problems with flexibility in the health care system. "The Minister of Health Services has said over and over again that inflexibility in the negotiated collective agreements is undermining the delivery of health care in BC. "That really is an astounding comment from a representative of the government that imposed a collective agreement on 14,000 health science professionals. It's his own government's contract," Stewart said.

Governments force growth of private health care, Health Sciences Association president charges

November 7, 2001
Cindy Stewart, President of the Health Sciences Association, says its no surprise that St. Pauls Hospital in Vancouver is delivering private medical services. "Its not surprising that after years of governments starving the public health care system ... starting with the federal government ... hospitals are looking for ways to increase revenue to be able to deliver the services the public health care system is mandated to deliver," she said.

How HSA members fight breast cancer, every day

November 1, 2001
The Report: November / December 2002 vol.23 num.5

Canada's public health care: fight for it or lose it, US doctor warns

November 1, 2001
The Report: November / December 2002 vol.23 num.5 by DAN KEETON f you dont fight to keep publicly-funded health care in Canada, youll lose it forever, Dr. Linda Peeno warns.

Material Safety Data Sheets available online

November 1, 2001
The Report: November / December 2002 vol.23 num.5

Health care around the province in dire straits

November 1, 2001
The Report: November / December 2002 vol.23 num.5 by CINDY STEWART fter six weeks of meeting with HSA members at regional meetings this fall, I have a very clear, albeit sad, picture of what the Liberal government is doing to communities across the province.

Roots, community, inspiration

November 1, 2001
The Report: November / December 2002 vol.23 num.5 by KELLY FINLAYSON s a union activist working in a health care profession, I am constantly yearning for self-growth or so-called teachable moments; recently, three that I would like to share collided in my life.

Seniority vs "duty to accommodate"

November 1, 2001
The Report: November / December 2002 vol.23 num.5 by RITU MAHIL As a steward, I know that the union and the employer sometimes have to find creative solutions to adapt to employees' special needs in order to make it possible for them to continue working. Can you explain how "duty to accommodate" works?

Improving life for society's most vulnerable

November 1, 2001
The Report: November / December 2002 vol.23 num.5 by YUKIE KURAHASHI ine years of working at Campbell River and North Island Transition House helped convince Carrie Sjostrom that she had even more to do. She decided that running for city council could be the next step in her life of activism.

Organ donors give the ultimate gift

November 1, 2001
The Report: November / December 2001 vol.22 num.5 by YUKIE KURAHASHI