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Province-wide walk-outs to continue next week

June 8, 2001
Health science professionals will continue to highlight their value to the provinces health care system with walk-outs next week targeting the diagnostic, clinical and rehabilitation professions represented by the health science unions. Health Sciences Association president Cindy Stewart said this weeks strike action has served to highlight the value of health science professionals in the health care system.

Union highlights shortages as health professionals withdraw services

June 6, 2001
Cindy Stewart, President of the Health Sciences Association (HSA), launched escalating job action by health science professionals today by highlighting shortages in the diagnostic, clinical and rehabilitation professions covered by the Paramedical Professional Bargaining Association. "Health science professionals are off the job today to highlight the work they do that makes them essential to the health of British Columbians. They're off the job today to make it clear that shortages in these professions are having an effect on the system," she said.

Province-wide health science professional walkouts launch at Surrey Memorial Hospital

June 5, 2001
Cindy Stewart, President of the Health Sciences Association (HSA), will launch this week's job action by health science professionals at the HSA headquarters at Surrey Memorial Hospital.

Health science professionals stage province-wide walk-outs next week

June 1, 2001
Health science professionals will continue to highlight their value to the provinces health care system with walk-outs next week targeting the diagnostic, clinical and rehabilitation professions represented by the health science unions. "Next week, this province will have a new government. Gordon Campbell and the Liberals said over and over again during the recent election campaign that health care is a priority. We mean to ensure they do make it a priority by addressing the pressing issues of shortages in the health science professions," Stewart said.

Health science professionals move rotating strike to Lower Mainland and Fraser Valley this Friday

May 29, 2001
Health science professionals will withdraw services to essential service levels in the Lower Mainland and Fraser Valley on Friday, June 1 from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. The walk-out will be marked with a rally at the Vancouver Art Gallery (Georgia Street side) at noon. About 8,800 health science professionals work in the region.

Health science professionals off the job Tuesday on Vancouver Island

May 25, 2001
Health science professionals will withdraw services to essential service levels on Vancouver Island Tuesday, May 29. The walk-out will be marked with a rally at the legislature at noon. About 2,200 health science professionals work on Vancouver Island.

Health science professionals strike to hit Okanagan on Friday

May 22, 2001
The unions representing 14,000 health science professionals started strike activity today with a province-wide ban on overtime and a one-day withdrawal of services in the Kootenays. Health science professionals were set to rally at noon today in Nelson to send a message to the Health Employers' Association of BC and the government about the need to attract and retain health science professionals in the province's health care system.

Health science professionals to strike; walk-out set for Tuesday in Kootenays

May 18, 2001
The unions representing 14,000 health science professionals served strike notice today. As a first step, about 475 health science professionals in the Kootenays will withdraw services from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Tuesday, May 22. Essential services will be maintained. The job action also includes a province-wide ban on overtime. Health science professionals will hold a rally at noon in Nelson to send a message to the Health Employers Association of BC and the new government.

Mediator asked to book out of talks; health science professionals plan job action

May 14, 2001
The unions representing 14,000 health science professionals today asked mediator Stephen Kelleher to book out of talks. "After three months of negotiations, including several weeks with Mr. Kelleher's help, it's clear that the employer isn't interested in negotiating an agreement that will help keep highly skilled health care professionals here in BC," Health Sciences Association (HSA) President Cindy Stewart said.