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More respiratory therapists needed at NRGH

November 30, 2012
Nanaimo News Bulletin The Health Sciences Association of B.C. wants Vancouver Island Health Authority to hire more respiratory therapists for Nanaimo Regional General Hospital. VIHA says it wants to raise staffing levels, but can't find people to fill the positions.

HSA negotiates elimination of punitive aspects of BCs policy on mandatory flu vaccinations

November 30, 2012
On the eve of the implementation of a new province-wide policy that threatened to fire health science professionals who refused to declare whether they had been vaccinated against seasonal flu, Health Sciences Association  has negotiated an agreement that sees the government back off on the policys punitive aspects.

Health science professionals set to take strike action next week

November 30, 2012
For immediate release:  November 30, 2012 The members of BCs modern health care team who provide diagnostic, clinical and rehabilitation services have announced they will begin strike action next week.  Tired and frustrated by months of inaction at the bargaining table, health science professionals voted 90 per cent in favour of a strike this month. Wednesday, December 5, pharmacists ... who were threatened with a 15 per cent wage rollback earlier this year ... will reduce their work to essential services only.

Rally for fairness tomorrow

November 27, 2012
Come join 2000 delegates to the BC Federation of Labour convention to call for fairness for all workers: DATE: Wednesday, November 28 TIME: noon -- convene between East and West Vancouver Convention buildings, 1055 Canada Place noon-12:30pm -- march to Vancouver Art Gallery

Community health services and support workers strike at VCMHS; community social services workers strike at Cameray Family and Community Services

November 27, 2012
Community social services workers (represented by HSA) are on strike tomorrow, as are community health services and support workers (represented by CUPE) at Vancouver Community Mental Health. (HSA also represents health science professionals at VCMHS, who are not on strike.)   Community health services and support  

Union ready to strike

November 23, 2012
Cariboo Press / Vernon Morning Star Health science professionals have delivered a 90 per cent strike vote to back their bargaining committee in negotiations with B.C.'s health employers.

Health science professionals issue strike notice after employers pull a no-show at scheduled bargaining

November 23, 2012
Bargaining for a new contract for BCs health science professionals was to resume yesterday for the first time since health science professionals delivered a 90 per cent strike vote to support the bargaining committees proposals for a fair and reasonable collective agreement. Bargaining had broken off October 31.

Health sciences move toward job action

November 21, 2012
Kamloops Daily News Job action could be looming in the health-care sector after members of the Health Sciences Association voted 90 per cent in favour of a strike. Association president Reid Johnson said talks between the association and the province are tentatively expected to resume Thursday or Friday. "These are some of the smartest people in health care and we've got a 90-per-cent strike vote. That says something," he said Tuesday.

BC Strike Vote HSA

November 20, 2012
Canadian Press Job action could be looming in the health care sector after members of the Health Sciences Association voted 90 per cent in favour of a strike.  Association president Reid Johnson says his members are seeking a fair and reasonable wage increase and refuses to respond to requests for costing on budget-saving measures. 

Health science professionals vote 90 per cent in favour of striking

November 19, 2012
For immediate release: November 19, 2012   Health science professionals have delivered a resounding 90 per cent strike vote to back their bargaining committee in negotiations with BCs health employers.