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HSA calls on government to change approach to health care bargaining

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Miriam Sobrino
Director Strategic Communications
& Member Development
604 439 0994 office
604 328 2886 cell

The Health Sciences Association, the union representing 12,000 health science professionals who provide the diagnostic, clinical and rehabilitation services in the public health care system, welcomed the deal hammered out over the weekend to force the government to step back from its attack on health support workers.

Facilities sub-sector awaiting LRB decision

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Most HSA esential services levels in place

Mediator Stephen Rinfret has booked out of mediation with the Facilities Health Services & Support Bargaining Association and Health Employers' Association of BC (HEABC).

MEMORANDUM: Agreement with HEABC re on-call and call-back provisions during a strike

To: HSA Chief Stewards

Re: Agreement with HEABC re on-call and call-back provisions during a strike

HSA and the Paramedical Professional Bargaining Association reached agreement with HEABC last night at the Labour Relations Board, to resolve ongoing disputes regarding on-call and call-back pay during the provision of essential services. Resolution of these disputes was necessary in order to complete essential services designations.

LRB decision on seniority now available

Late Tuesday afternoon the Labour Relations Board issued its written decision setting the boundaries for new expanded seniority lists in the health care sector. This follows an oral decision delivered Friday.

The decision is available for download as an Adobe Acrobat PDF file, with an accompanying separate appendix listing worksites by area.