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HEABC refuses to bargain; HSA to announce strategy Thursday morning

July 18, 2001
The Liberal government set up health science professionals contract negotiations to fail, Health Sciences Association President Cindy Stewart charged today. After a meeting with government-appointed mediator Stephen Kelleher today, the unions representing 14,000 health science professionals said the government-ordered cooling-off period has failed.

The fight is on - better wages for a better health care system

July 1, 2001
The Report: July / August 2001 vol.22 num.3 HSA members at the Paramedical Professional Bargaining Table and the Nursing Bargaining Table have been legislated back to work – but the fight is far from over.

Members look to the future with confidence

July 1, 2001
The Report: July / August 2001 vol.22 num.3 HSA’s 30th annual convention held April 6 and 7 celebrated the contributions members continue to make every day to the health of their communities. Almost 300 delegates from around the province were on hand for debates around resolutions on diverse issues. Delegates also strengthened networks to tackle the work to be done to secure collective agreements at two major bargaining tables.

Fragrance free, please: survey shows HSA members support scent-free environments

July 1, 2001
The Report: July / August 2001 vol.22 num.3 by CAROL RIVIERE Adverse health effects from exposure to perfumes and fragranced products are becoming more frequent, both in and out of the workplace.

New provincial government must recognize value of health professionals

July 1, 2001
The Report: July / August 2001 vol.22 num.3 by CINDY STEWART May 16 marked the end of a political era as British Columbians elected 77 Liberals and two New Democrats to represent them in the BC Legislature.

HSA members need quality workplaces, incentives to remain at work

July 1, 2001
The Report: July / August 2001 vol.22 num.3 by BRIEGE McCONVILLE As the newly-elected representative for Region 4, writing this report came as quite a challenge. After some thought, I decided that my own experience as one of the often-reported demographically aging members of HSA might be relevant to many fellow members who are in the same boat.

Legislative solution damages health care

July 1, 2001
The Report: July / August 2001 vol.22 num.3 by RICK LAMPSHIRE After bargaining for several months, which included mediated talks, negotiations for a new collective agreement for the Paramedical Professional Bargaining Association broke down on May 9. Right from the start of negotiations, the HEABC has made it clear that the employer’s – and the government’s – priority is nurses.

Essential service levels

July 1, 2001
The Report: July / August 2001 vol.22 num.3 by BRUCE WILKINS

One word at a time: helping children communicate

July 1, 2001
The Report: July / August 2001 vol.22 num.3 by DAN KEETON Shari Shabits Speech/Language Pathologist North Okanagan Neurological Association

Health science professionals talks adjourn

June 28, 2001
"The Health Employers Association has refused to return to the bargaining table prepared to negotiate," Rick Lampshire, Chief Negotiator for the Paramedical Professional Bargaining Association, charged today. Lampshire said the five unions representing about 14,000 health science professionals heard from special mediator Stephen Kelleher that the HEABC has no change to the offer that resulted in bargaining breaking down May 9th.