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Continuing to fight for a fair contract

The Report: September / October 2001 vol.22 num.4

by CINDY STEWART

It has been a very difficult six months for the union, and each and every one of our members.

In January, your bargaining committee set out to negotiate a collective agreement that included a substantial wage increase for all our members. That was the mandate: a wage increase that reflected your value to the system.

Tommy Douglas appeals to the nation

The Report: September / October 2001 vol.22 num.4

by LEYA BEHRA

Leya Behra, daughter of HSA member Zaheda Behra, has won the Tommy Douglas Scholarship offered through the National Union of Public and General Employees. Leya Behras imagination brought Tommy Douglas -sad and restless spirit" to speak to us.

Employers and government anger health professionals

The Report: September / October 2001 vol.22 num.4

Liberals begin attacks on BC health care

by MIRIAM SOBRINO and YUKIE KURAHASHI

Last month, the Liberal government celebrated its first three months in office by announcing it had met its campaign promise of delivering on a number of programs within a 90-day time-frame.

Legislative solution damages health care

The Report: July / August 2001 vol.22 num.3

by RICK LAMPSHIRE

After bargaining for several months, which included mediated talks, negotiations for a new collective agreement for the Paramedical Professional Bargaining Association broke down on May 9.

Right from the start of negotiations, the HEABC has made it clear that the employer’s – and the government’s – priority is nurses.

HSA members need quality workplaces, incentives to remain at work

The Report: July / August 2001 vol.22 num.3

by BRIEGE McCONVILLE

As the newly-elected representative for Region 4, writing this report came as quite a challenge. After some thought, I decided that my own experience as one of the often-reported demographically aging members of HSA might be relevant to many fellow members who are in the same boat.