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HSA calls on government to change approach to health care bargaining

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.

"It has been a very tense weekend as British Columbians' support for health support workers and anger at the Liberal government continued to grow in leaps and bounds," HSA President Cindy Stewart said.

Community social services workers vote to accept new collective agreement.

NEARLY 15,000 community social services workers represented by 13 unions have ratified new collective agreements. Workers voted 66 percent to accept the new agreement in community living; 69 percent in general services.

The two-year contracts provide for continuity of service for B.C.s most vulnerable citizens and protects workers jobs in exchange for about $40 million in cost containment and concessions.

Councillors unanimously endorse resolutioncalling on Campbell Liberals to restore andmaintain funding for community social services

Burnaby council denounces Liberal cuts to programs and services for vulnerable people

Burnaby City Council unanimously passed a resolution last night denouncing cuts to programs and services for vulnerable people and calling on the Campbell Liberals to halt plans to cut another $70 million in funding on top of the $100 million the government has already cut to date.

The resolution also calls on the government to restore funding for community social services to pre-2001 levels.

Councillors unanimously endorse resolution calling on Campbell Liberals to restore and maintain funding for community social services Victoria council denounces Liberal cuts to programs and services for vulnerable people

Victoria council unanimously passed a resolution last night denouncing cuts to programs and services for vulnerable people and calling on the Campbell Liberals to halt plans to cut another $70 million in funding on top of the $100 million the government has already cut to date.

The resolution also calls on the government to restore funding for community social services to pre-2001 levels.