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Canadian Labour Congress backs HSA complaint against BC government's imposed health contract

December 20, 2001
Ken Georgetti, President of the Canadian Labour Congress, is supporting complaints against the Government of British Columbia made by the Health Sciences Association of BC to the International Labour Organization (ILO) on the legislation passed in the summer that restricted health science professionals collective bargaining rights and imposed a two-tiered wage contract on the unions representing the 14,000 members.

Restructuring announcement a smokescreen for service cuts - HSA president Cindy Stewart says

December 12, 2001
Today's announcement of a massive restructuring of the system of health care governance in BC is a smokescreen for the Liberal government's real agenda for health care, Health Sciences Association of BC President Cindy Stewart said. "The health care system has been through structuring and restructuring for a decade. The centrepiece of our health care system cannot be process. It has to be patients," Stewart said.

Health care dealt double blow on federal budget day as BC health committee calls for user fees and higher premiums

December 10, 2001
Cindy Stewart, President of the Health Sciences Association of BC (HSA), said today's failure by the federal government to come through with financial support for health care, combined with recommendations from the provincial legislative standing committee on health paves the way for dramatic health care service cuts in British Columbia.

Contracts don't get in the way of service says health science professionals' union

December 5, 2001
Health Sciences Association President Cindy Stewart is calling on Health Services Minister Colin Hansen to take a closer look at problems with flexibility in the health care system. "The Minister of Health Services has said over and over again that inflexibility in the negotiated collective agreements is undermining the delivery of health care in BC. "That really is an astounding comment from a representative of the government that imposed a collective agreement on 14,000 health science professionals. It's his own government's contract," Stewart said.

Governments force growth of private health care, Health Sciences Association president charges

November 7, 2001
Cindy Stewart, President of the Health Sciences Association, says its no surprise that St. Pauls Hospital in Vancouver is delivering private medical services. "Its not surprising that after years of governments starving the public health care system ... starting with the federal government ... hospitals are looking for ways to increase revenue to be able to deliver the services the public health care system is mandated to deliver," she said.

Organ donors give the ultimate gift

November 1, 2001
The Report: November / December 2001 vol.22 num.5 by YUKIE KURAHASHI

Privatization: who pays the price?

November 1, 2001
The Report: November / December 2001 vol.22 num.5 by CINDY STEWART October 22, I participated in the Premier’s Dialogue on Health. The one-day forum brought together a number of representatives in the health care field for a dialogue with the provincial government. The vast majority of the Liberal caucus and cabinet were in attendance, including the Premier and the two Ministers of Health.

Pharmacare cuts: a bad plan

November 1, 2001
The Report: November / December 2001 vol.22 num.5 by RAE JOHNSON After the new Liberal government passed its 90-day timeline in August, the real Liberal agenda started to come clear.

Mileage allowances

November 1, 2001
The Report: November / December 2001 vol.22 num.5 by SARAH O'LEARY

Improving life for society's most vulnerable

November 1, 2001
The Report: November / December 2002 vol.23 num.5 by YUKIE KURAHASHI ine years of working at Campbell River and North Island Transition House helped convince Carrie Sjostrom that she had even more to do. She decided that running for city council could be the next step in her life of activism.