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HSP Members invited to complete survey on negotiations

As you know, the Health Sciences Association is currently attempting to negotiate a new employment contract with the BC government.

Last month, after months with no offers from the government, HSA led a series of rotating strikes involving members like you. The strikes were called off when the government tabled a new offer.

Wed like to find out more about what you think about the offer made by the government.

We will be conducting an on-line poll over a two week period beginning Friday and ending on February 1 at 5:00 pm.

Nominations open for David Bland Memorial Award

In 2005, David Bland -- a vocationalrehabilitation counsellor and HSA member from Richmond Mental Health -- wasmurdered at his workplace by a former client.  His tragic death served asa sombre reminder that more needs to be done to prevent incidents of violencein the workplace and to protect health care and social services workers on thejob. 

Union backs off hospital job action


South Delta Leader 

The union representing health science professionals in B.C. has called off job action that cancelled or postponed some medical procedures at Delta Hospital last week, but workers remain without a contract with the province.

The Health Sciences Association of B.C. (HSABC) triggered a job action across the province last Thursday and Friday, despite the fact both sides have agreed to mediation.

Health workers union rejects contract offer

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 sciences union ends strike

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.

BC Health Strike

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

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.

Health science professionals call off job action; membership consultation meetings planned after government tries to provoke escalation of strike

The Health Science Professionals Bargaining Association (HSPBA) has called off rotating strikes planned for the coming week.
Following three round-the-clock days of talks mediated by veteran labour mediator Vince Ready, the government tabled a proposal just before midnight Saturday for a wage increase and massive concessions. The proposal adds up to a general wage increase of 1.4 per cent over two years ... and some health care workers could be facing wage roll backs.