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Bargaining team needs your continued support

November 1, 1998
The Report: November / December 1998 vol.19 num.4 by RICK LAMPSHIRE As the Paramedical Professional Bargaining Association heads intomediation, I want to take this opportunity to thank all HSA members for their strongsupport during these negotiations.

Paramedical professionals to take strike vote

October 22, 1998
The joint union bargaining association says after months of negotiations, HEABC is refusing to address any of the key issues still on the table. The joint union bargaining association representing over 10,000 paramedical professionals in the health and social services sectors today announced it will conduct a province-wide strike vote. The announcement came after negotiations with the Health Employers' Association of BC broke down October 15.

Health care unions baffled by suggestion that accord was secretly negotiated

October 8, 1998
HSA, HEU say they've been lobbying for a rationalized lab system for several years as a way to save $25 million annually. The health care unions that represent BC's lab technologists and technicians say the recent accord on lab, breast screening and rehabilitation services could help eliminate the waste and duplication that currently exist in BC's health care system. And they say that the BC Medical Association and private labs were well aware that the health care unions were lobbying for changes.

HSA demands investigation into unnecessary layoffs at Vancouver Hospital lab

October 1, 1998
The union that represents lab technologists at VH wants to know why after laying off 70 lab techs last year, the hospital is advertising those same jobs in the Calgary Herald and Edmonton Journal.

<i>Most</i> HSA members dont need extra liability insurance

October 1, 1998
The Report: October 1998 vol.19 num.3 by SARAH O'LEARY There has been a great deal of discussion and some heated debate amongmany of our members lately regarding the requirement for professional liability insurance.

Red Cross lab tech plans to spend retirement helping homeless cats

October 1, 1998
The Report: October 1998 vol.19 num.3 by ROD BROWNE After 29 years as a blood bank laboratory technologist at the CanadianRed Cross, June Humphreys is looking forward to her retirement. However, Humphreysdoesnt intend to just sit back and relax ... instead, retirement will mean moretime to devote to her other -full-time job."

Canada silent on human rights in Chiapas

October 1, 1998
The Report: October 1998 vol.19 num.3 by MARYANN ABBS

Accord reached on laboratory, rehab and breast cancer screening services

October 1, 1998
The Report: October 1998 vol.19 num.3 In 1996, HSA launched a major campaign calling on the provincialgovernment to enhance the role of public providers in the delivery of laboratory services. Finally, it seems the government is ready to act.

The right to privacy in the workplace

October 1, 1998
The Report: October 1998 vol.19 num.3 by SARAH O'LEARY Does the employer have the right to use secret surveillance of employees in the interests of security?

Vancouver/Richmond adopts ROARS report

September 1, 1998
The Report: September 1998 vol.19 num.2 The Vancouver/Richmond Health Board knows the value of front-line careproviders. Human resources issues were identified as a key factor in the review of acuteand rehabilitation services (ROARS), which was adopted by the health board at their Julymeeting.