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Contract talks for 13,000 community health workers are focused thisweek on compensation issues as the unions outlined their plan for a fair pay boost along with measures to make up for lost ground.

The BC Labour Relations Board has ruled that Cardiology Technologists, including Electrodiagnostic Technologists are appropriately represented by HSA.The Board found that HSA, HEU and HEABC did not oppose that Cardiology Technologists should be transferred from the facilities sub-sector bargaining unit to the paramedical professional bargaining unit.On the issue of representation, the LRB based its decision on a previous ruling that...

During the next several weeks HSA members in Region 3 will have an opportunity to elect their representative on the HSA Board of Directors. Nominations for the position closed on February 21 with three members declaring their candidacy: Tanis Blomly, a recreation therapist at Eagle Ridge Hospital; Susan Hearsey, a physiotherapist at Burnaby Hospital, and Bruce MacDonald, a social worker...

HSA members in Region 6 have acclaimed Rachel Tutte as their representative to HSAs Board of Directors. She was acclaimed after the February 21, 2006 deadline passed with no further nominations.Rachel is a physiotherapist at Holy Family Hospital. She has been a member of HSA since 1986 when she started work at St. Marys Hospital in New Westminster. Soon after...

A message from the employees of Save-On Foods in Surrey. Download PDF

After a slow start to negotiations last week, Ron Ohmart, HSAs Executive Director ... Labour Relations and chief negotiator for the Paramedical Professional Bargaining Association and the union bargaining committee welcomed a comprehensive list of proposals tabled by HEABC Monday morning. -We are pleased the employer has tabled proposals that will allow for meaningful discussion at the table. I am...

It was deja vu all over again at the bargaining table this week. While the Union Bargaining Association tabled proposals on employment continuity, the employers representatives continued to dig in with demands for concessions. Download full version of this bulletin

After four days of bargaining between the Paramedical Professional BargainingAssociation and Health Employers\ Association of BC, PPBA Chief Negotiator andHealth Sciences Association\s Executive Director of Labour Relations Ron Ohmart reportsthat bargaining has got off to a slow start.

Let's bargain through the weekend, unions urge.

The crucial issues of scheduling and hours of work for home support workers dominated negotiations with health employers as talks for a new contract for 13,000 community health employees resumed February 14 in Vancouver. Download full text as PDF