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Strike halts tests, scans in hospitals

December 7, 2012
Times Colonist (Victoria) Byline: Katherine Dedyna  More than 500 medical imaging procedures slated across Vancouver Island today have been cancelled as X-ray and CT scan specialists in B.C. take rotating strike action to press for a new contract.

Community workers from not-for-profit agencies striking Monday

December 7, 2012
Comox Valley Record North Island community workers will strike in Campbell River and Courtenay on Monday. Professionals from not-for-profit agencies that support vulnerable families on the North Island will be on strike Dec. 10. Community workers want to send a clear message to the B.C. government: Stop putting vulnerable families last!

B.C. healthcare professionals' job action disrupts medical services (version 2)

December 7, 2012
vancouversun.com vancouversun.com  Fri Dec 7 2012  Section: OnLine  Byline: Gordon Hoekstra  Nearly 3,000 patients around the province have had their X-rays, mammograms and MRIs cancelled because of a rotating strike by health science professionals. On Monday, the Health Science Association-led job action is scheduled to move to laboratory personnel, who will only provide urgently needed tests, after pharmacists withdrew their services on Thursday.

B.C. health science professionals begin rotating job action

December 7, 2012
The Province Health science professionals in B.C. began rotating job actions on Thursday to put pressure on the government to deliver a new collective agreement. The job action began with hospital pharmacists reducing their services to essential services only, said the Health Science Professionals Bargaining Association. Starting Friday, workers who deliver diagnostic imaging services will also cut back to essential services, the association said.

BC health science professionals to escalate job actions to win new contract; BC health workers plan more job action

December 7, 2012
Canadian Press VANCOUVER - Health science professionals in British Columbia began rotating job actions on Thursday to put pressure on the government to deliver a new collective agreement. The Health Science Professionals Bargaining Association says the job action began with hospital pharmacists reducing their services to essential services only. Starting Friday, the association says workers who deliver diagnostic imaging services will also cut back to essential services.

Hospital workers start job action

December 7, 2012
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B.C. healthcare professionals' job action disrupts medical services (version 4)

December 7, 2012
vancouversun.com Thousands of medical imaging procedures and some surgeries were cancelled around the province today as a consequence of Health Science Association-led rotating strikes by health workers. On Monday, laboratory personnel plan to reduce to essential service levels, only providing urgently needed tests. On Thursday, hospital pharmacists reduced their services.

B.C. healthcare professionals' job action disrupts medical services (version 3)

December 7, 2012
vancouversun.com The NHL wasn't the only industry to feel the pangs of labour setbacks near the end of this week. B.C. health science professionals are cutting back to essential services Thursday and Friday in a job action that disrupts healthcare for patients across the province.

A valuable sector

December 7, 2012
Campbell River Courier-Islander We would like to create an increased public awareness about a very valuable sector in Campbell River; community social services. Many people here rely on the programs and services that social service workers provide, however these services may not necessarily be known to those who have not yet needed them.

North Island community workers striking in Campbell River and Courtenay on Monday

December 7, 2012
For immediate release:  December 7, 2012  Caring professionals from not-for-profit agencies that support vulnerable families on the North Island will be on strike Monday, December 10. Community workers want to send a clear message to the B.C. government: stop putting vulnerable families last! Since 2004, the B.C. Liberal government has cut $300 million in funding for programs that support vulnerable families, the developmentally disabled, at-risk youth, and children and infants in community-based programs across the province.