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Health sciences union ends strike

December 11, 2012
Alberni Valley Times British Columbia's health science professionals have called off upcoming rotating strikes after getting a new contract proposal from the government over the weekend, but the union says it's still not taking the deal.

Health workers union rejects contract offer

December 11, 2012
The Globe and Mail  VANCOUVER -- In a reaction perhaps unique in labour annals, negotiators for the Health Sciences Association are so outraged by the provincial government's last contract offer that they have called off their latest round of job action.

Health workers suspend job action

December 10, 2012
Nanaimo News Bulletin Byline: Jenn McGarrigle  A range of health-care services will continue as normal in Nanaimo this week, as health science workers suspend strike activity.

No job action planned for lab staff

December 10, 2012
The Daily News (Kamloops) The union representing laboratory and other staff at Interior hospitals has withdrawn planned job action today. Interior Health Authority said Sunday all service levels at Royal Inland Hospital are scheduled to be at normal levels. Health Sciences Association of B.C. members in pharmacy services were reduced to essential service levels Thursday, with imaging workers out on Friday. Staff in lab services were otherwise slated to be out today. © 2012 The Daily News (Kamloops)

Labs not hit by job action

December 10, 2012
The Daily Courier (Kelowna) Laboratory services will be running normally today, Interior Health says. Unionized health care workers have decided not to withdraw their services to back contract demands. Members of the Health Science Professionals Bargaining Association had threatened to walk off the job, leaving only emergency service levels in place at IH labs.

B.C. healthcare professionals call off rotating strikes

December 10, 2012
Vancouver Sun Health science professionals in B.C. aren't ready to accept the latest contract offer from the province -- but they say it has prompted them to call off rotating strikes. X-rays technicians and those who conduct CT scans, MRIs, ultrasound, nuclear medicine and other procedures walked out last week and more lab service cuts were slated for today -- until they were cancelled yesterday afternoon.

BC Health Strike

December 10, 2012
Canadian Press Health science professionals in B-C aren't ready to accept the latest contract offer from the province -- but they say it has prompted them to call off rotating strikes. X-rays technicians and those who conduct CT scans, MRIs, ultrasound, nuclear medicine and other procedures walked out last week and more lab service cuts were slated for today -- until they were cancelled yesterday afternoon.

BC Health Strike

December 10, 2012
Canadian Press X-rays, C-T scans, ultrasound and other important medical procedures will be available to the public again today after the union called off rotating strikes it began last week. B-C's health science professionals were handed a new contract proposal by the province late Saturday, and that's made the union change its tack.

BC Health Strike

December 10, 2012
Canadian Press Health science professionals in B-C aren't ready to accept the latest contract offer from the province -- but they say it has prompted them to call off rotating strikes. X-rays technicians and those who conduct CT scans, MRIs, ultrasound, nuclear medicine and other procedures walked out last week and more lab service cuts were slated for today -- until they were cancelled yesterday afternoon.

B.C.'s health science professionals call off job action

December 9, 2012
The Province Byline: Derek Spalding  This week's anticipated cancellation of medical procedures throughout Vancouver Island hospitals was called off Sunday, but the dispute between health professionals and their employers continues. After three days of talks overseen by veteran labour mediator Vince Ready, members of the Health Sciences Association of B.C. charged Sunday that they are being goaded into a strike by the government's bargaining group, the Health Employers Association of B.C.