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Breakthrough on longstanding issues

While the union bargaining committee is still awaiting a revised monetary proposal from the employer, a number of long-standing issues for health science professionals have been resolved in bargaining between the Paramedical Professional Bargaining Association (PPBA) and HEABC.

Community health casuals make gains

Negotiators for workers covered by the Community Health Services and Support collective agreement say theyve reached agreement with employers on a package of important gains for casuals which represents a small step forward for an overall settlement in the sector.

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Employers wage offer -extremely disappointing"

Union negotiators are calling the wage package tabled today by HEABC -extremely disappointing\" and say it will put health science professionals in BC even further behind their counterparts in Alberta and Ontario.

Employers propose to put their hands deeper into our pockets

The Union Bargaining Association (UBA) will be tabling our monetary proposals early next week. We've been trying to this point to get employers to discuss our priority non-monetary issues. These include the improvements our members are seeking to job security, workload and basic working conditions.

Unions table wage package

Negotiations at the health science professionals\ table continued this week with the union bargaining association tabling a wage package that rectifies the A/B wage split, provides a fair wage increase for all health science professionals and returns the LTD plan to the employer.

NUPGE International Women's Day Message - The Struggle for Equality Continues

Ottawa (22 Feb. 2006) - International Women's Day (IWD) is the story of ordinary women as makers of history. It is rooted in the centuries old struggle of women seeking to participate in society on an equal footing with men.

The idea of an IWD (March 8) first arose at the turn of the century, which in the industrialized world was a period of expansion and turbulence, booming population growth and radical ideologies.

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The $1 Billion Question

In preparation for the 2006 negotiations, unions consulted extensively with our members. You said strongly that you wanted your bargaining committee to negotiate fair wages, safe workplaces, improve benefits, improve work-life balance and provide job security.

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