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Out on strike

January 24, 2013
The Daily Courier (Kelowna)  FRONT PAGE PHOTO Gary Nylander, The Daily Courier / About 70 employees of the Central Okanagan Child Development Centre, who are members of the Health Sciences Association, were off work Wednesday as part of rotating job action in B.C. The strikers were bolstered by students from Okanagan College's early childhood education program, who carried homemade signs as they waved at passing motorists along Bernard Avenue.

Health science professionals resume bargaining as membership survey on governments proposal continues

January 23, 2013
Mediator Vince Ready facilitated resumption of discussions between the Health Science Professionals Bargaining Association (HSPBA) and Health Employers Association of BC (HEABC) this week. HSPBA Chief Negotiator Jeanne Meyers said the two days of discussion on Monday and Tuesday were productive.

Strike hits child development centre

January 23, 2013
The Daily Courier (Kelowna)  Therapists, counsellors and other workers at Central Okanagan Child Development Centre will be off the job today as part of rotating job action. Essential services will be maintained. It is a continuation of rotating strikes in the community social services sector across B.C. that began on Oct. 16. More than 20 agencies on Vancouver Island went on strike the week of Dec. 10 seeking a fair deal with employers.

Local job action in social services

January 23, 2013
castanet.net  Employees at the Central Okanagan Child Development Association walked off the job today as part of rotating strikes in the province's community social services sector.

Local job action in social services

January 22, 2013
castanet.net  Employees at the Central Okanagan Child Development Association will be walking off the job tomorrow (Jan. 23) as part of rotating strikes in the province's community social services sector. The COCDA is affiliated with the Health Sciences Association, but they fall under the community services contract. The group has been working without a contract since April of last year and routinely find themselves understaffed.

Health Sciences Association Wins Challenge of Health Authority's Punitive Attendance Management Program

January 21, 2013
Health care unions have won a significant victory protecting the rights of sick and injured workers who were being punished by Vancouver Coastal Health.

Nominations open for HSA president

January 21, 2013
HSAs 2013 Annual Convention will include an election for the position of president, a full-time position that carries a two-year term. All members in good standing are eligible to run for president when nominated in writing by six members. Nominations for president are open until the final call for nominations takes place on the last day of convention Saturday, April 20, 2013. Candidates for president may submit a statement of up to 400 words and a photograph for inclusion in the Annual Report, circulated electronically to members prior to the convention.

Professionals at Central Okanagan Child Development Centre on strike Wednesday

January 21, 2013
Therapists, counsellors, and other workers at Central Okanagan Child Development Centre will be off the job Wednesday, as part of rotating job action in the community social services sector. The workers are represented by the Health Sciences Association. HSA President Reid Johnson said professionals providing these crucial services deserve a fair deal. -Our members at COCDA work with infants, children, and families to provide support, therapy, and counselling," he said.  

CML members at LifeLabs locations must use alternate entrances during BCGEU job action

January 18, 2013
PLEASE FORWARD TO ALL HSA MEMBERS AT CMLCML members at LifeLabs locations must use alternate entrances during BCGEU job action BCGEU members who work at private medical laboratories owned by LifeLabs will begin rotating strikes at various LifeLabs locations on Monday, January 21 and Tuesday, January 22.

Information session on Community Health Services and Support tentative agreement

January 18, 2013
Information session on Community Health Services and Support tentative agreement HSA and other unions in the Community Bargaining Association are hosting a Telephone Town Hall to provide members with information about the new CBA tentative agreement, as follows: Wednesday, January 237:00 pm, PST Members of the union bargaining committee will be available to answer your questions regarding the new agreement.