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Service Consolidations ... Fraser Health Authority Transfer Forms

Lower Mainland pharmacists being consolidated and transferred to Fraser Health Authority in early March, and who are not currently employed by Fraser Health Authority, you are asked to NOT provide the transfer forms FHA has sent you, with a deadline for return of January 27.

HSPBA provides form for pharmacists transferring to Fraser Health Authority to fulfill obligation to new employer

In order to comply with a requirement to provideemployees transferring to Fraser Health Authority under the Lower Mainlandpharmacy consolidation, HSPBA, the bargaining association that representshospital pharmacists facing a 9 ... 14 per cent wage rollback, has developed aform for pharmacists to provide to Fraser Health Authority.

 

Download the form here 

Nurses Bargaining Association: RPNs set to bargain

Representatives of the Provincial Nurses Bargaining Association ... including Registered Psychiatric Nurses represented by HSA ... are heading to the bargaining table this week.

The constituent unions are meeting today. Bargaining with the employer begins January 24-25. More bargaining dates are set February 20-24.

RPN & Lions Gate Hospital Chief Steward Val Barker will represent HSA RPNs, along with Senior Labour Relations Officer Pat Blomme.

Lower Mainland Biomedical Engineering Technologist service consolidation: Q&A meetings next week

You are invited to attend the following meetings. HSA labour relations staff will be available to answer your questions regarding the consolidation of Biomedical Engineering Technology services in the Lower Mainland.

For HSA members in Fraser Health Authority
Tuesday, January 24
7:00 - 9:00 pm
Compass Point Inn - East Fraser Room
9850 King George Hwy, Surrey, BC
(near King George Skytrain Station)

BC Health Coalition: Premiers must focus on public innovation to strengthen Medicare

The new Health Care Innovation Working Group announced at this weeks Council of the Federation meeting is an opportunity for the provinces to build on the many positive public solutions that make Medicare stronger and avoid unaffordable for-profit care, says the BC
Health Coalition.

-The provinces must look for ways to build the capacity of public non-profit health care delivery and protect the great gains in equality, access, fairness and efficiency that are the hallmark of our public health care system," said BC Health Coalition co-chair Rachel Tutte.

Community Health Services & Support: Members to begin negotiations

Representatives of HSAs Community Health Services & Support workers are set to begin talks with the employer January 23.

Delegates to a bargaining proposal meeting in October put wages and benefits at the top of the priority list. Members also directed their representatives to the bargaining table to seek improvements in vacation, anti-bullying language, job security, mileage rates and support for a transit subsidy, and professional development and education.

Public Health Care Advocates to Premiers: Now is the Time for Leadership to Renew and Strengthen Medicare

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Jan. 16, 2012) - Council of the Federation meeting on health sustainability is an opportunity for premiers to address growing out-of-pocket health care spending on for-profit care and demand federal funding commitment to a renewed health accord.

Public health care advocates and allies from across Canada are calling on premiers to work together to address health spending cost drivers while they meet in Victoria over the next two days.