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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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Essential to your health: see the ads

HSA is raising awareness and seeking support for a fair contract for these critical members of the health care team in highly specialized disciplines covered by the contract.

A series of newspaper ads and bus signs across the province promotes the value of health science professionals to patients and their families from diagnosis to recovery.

Community health unions table wage package

Contract talks for 13,000 community health workers are focused thisweek on compensation issues as the unions outlined their plan for a fair pay boost along with measures to make up for lost ground.

HSA to represent 226 Cardiology Technologists

The BC Labour Relations Board has ruled that Cardiology Technologists, including Electrodiagnostic Technologists are appropriately represented by HSA.

The Board found that HSA, HEU and HEABC did not oppose that Cardiology Technologists should be transferred from the facilities sub-sector bargaining unit to the paramedical professional bargaining unit.

Three candidates seek to represent HSA members in Region 3

During the next several weeks HSA members in Region 3 will have an opportunity to elect their representative on the HSA Board of Directors.

Nominations for the position closed on February 21 with three members declaring their candidacy: Tanis Blomly, a recreation therapist at Eagle Ridge Hospital; Susan Hearsey, a physiotherapist at Burnaby Hospital, and Bruce MacDonald, a social worker at Royal Columbian Hospital.