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Community social services workers on strike in the Okanagan and Cariboo today & tomorrow

Community social services workers from agencies that support children and adults with developmental disabilities and provide numerous other community services will be on strike this week in the Okanagan (Vernon, Armstrong) and the Cariboo (Quesnel, Williams Lake).

Striking workers want to send a message to the B.C. Liberal government: stop putting vulnerable families last!

Locations for Health Science Professionals strike vote meetings

UPDATED November 14, 2012 at  5:32 pm
HSA has been at the bargaining table for seven months working to negotiate a new collective agreement. Talks broke down October 31. After seven months, the HEABC and the government have nothing to offer: No response to a wage demand. No response to repeated requests for costing on budget saving measures, including reorganizations and wellness programs. No agreement to proposals to reduce the risks to patients and health care professionals, who currently do not have sufficient sleeping hours free from call.

Does your position qualify for an upwards reclassification with retroactivity?

Does your position qualify for an upwards reclassification with retroactivity?

HSA has been working to identify non-supervisory and supervisory positions which may qualify for an upwards reclassification pursuant to a May 2012 grievance settlement agreement.

See page 2 for action you must take prior to November 30th if your position satisfies the following definition:

Community Health Services and Support: Job action imminent

The Community Bargaining Association (CBA) reviewed the employer's latest offer.  Although a wage increase is included in the offer, it is tied securely to a corresponding "offset" (cost savings) from the collective agreement.  The offset is matched by the employer to provide the wage increase.  There is no guarantee built into the proposal that the wage increase will not be eroded in the future by increases to the cost of the provisions where the 'savings' were proposed.

Rally for health care Wednesday in Vancouver

70,000 B.C. health care workers are still without new collective agreements

Its time for a fair and reasonable deal.

Speakers:

  • Jim Sinclair & Irene Lanzinger, BC Federation of Labour
  • Darryl Walker, President, BCGEU
  • Bonnie Pearson, Secretary-Business Manager, HEU
  • Reid Johnson, President, HSA

Where:

  • Vancouver Art Gallery, North Side

When:

Community social services: Agencies in Terrace and the Kootenays striking this week

Last week, HSA members at SHARE Family and Community Services were joined by HSA President Reid Johnson at a successful protest at MLA Douglas Hornes constituency office in Port Moody. You can see photos and share your comments at facebook.com/hsabc.org.

Community social service workers at agencies that support children and adults with developmental disabilities and provide numerous other community services will be on strike this week in Terrace and the Kootenays. Their message to the BC Liberal government:  stop putting vulnerable families last!

Telephone town hall meetings for information about health science professionals strike vote

Health science professionals represented by HSA are invited to participate in one of two telephone town hall meetings scheduled for next week.
 
To join the call, simply answer your personal phone, and you will be connected. Please ensure HSA has your personal / home phone number by emailing your full name and contact info to memberlist@hsabc.org ... or you can sign in at www.hsabc.org and update your information by logging in.
 

Health care unions call strike vote after negotiations break off for health science professionals

After seven months of bargaining, the provinces health science professionals ... the modern health care team that delivers the diagnostic, clinical and rehabilitation services British Columbians rely on for their health ... are taking a strike vote.

The Health Science Professionals Bargaining Association (HSPBA) strike vote comes after talks broke off October 31 when the employers association (HEABC) explained it cannot engage in meaningful bargaining because of a restrictive -cooperative gains" bargaining mandate imposed by the BC government.

UPDATED: Community social services: three agencies striking in Tri-Cities on November 1

Community social services professionals at three agencies that support children and adults with developmental disabilities and provide numerous other community services will be on strike tomorrow in Coquitlam and Port Coquitlam.  Striking workers will be protesting outside BC MLA Douglas Hornes office at 130 Brew Street, Port Moody on Thursday, November 1 from 10:30am to 1pm. Their message to the BC Liberal government: stop putting vulnerable families last!