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Promoting her chosen profession internationally

The Report: January / February 2001 vol.22 num.1


Lori Scherer
Ultrasound Technologist
Mission Memorial Hospital

Like many sonographers, Lori Scherer knew she wanted to pursue ultrasound "the minute" she walked into medical imaging. 

Employment Insurance

The Report: January / February 2001 vol.22 num.1


How will the new Employment Insurance provisions affect me?

Membership's resolve will help achieve contract gains

The Report: January / February 2001 vol.22 num.1


The collective bargaining process for health science professionals has begun. HSAs bargaining proposal conference held November 15 through 17 was a huge success; participants worked hard, and were prepared to make difficult decisions to identify the priority issues of our membership.

We will present a tight, focused package to the employer, with an emphasis on wages, education, on-call, flexible hours, health and welfare, and mileage. 

A substantial wage increase imperative for health professionals

The Report: January / February 2001 vol.22 num.1


No matter how much the Capital Health Region or any other region amalgamates, consolidates, restructures, reorganizes or regionalizes, it will not get past the underlying fact that there are not enough health science professionals to continue providing quality patient care in the present environment - let alone in one where increased funding for health care is promised.

Members hold the key for bargaining in 2001

The Report: January / February 2001 vol.22 num.1


Whats it going to take? Hard work and determination on the part of each and every health professional that HSA represents.

Members identify wages as top bargaining priority for 2001

The Report: January / February 2001 vol.22 num.1

In mid-November, when delegates to HSAs paramedical professional bargaining conference sat down to their first day, they faced two immense tasks. The first was examining and evaluating over 600 proposals submitted by members from around the province. The second was narrowing the list of proposals, and setting strategic priorities for bargaining in order to give the bargaining committee a clear mandate for this round of negotiations.

Study finds radiographers at risk

The Report: January / February 2001 vol.22 num.1


Medical radiation technologists tend to experience symptoms of respiratory illness at a higher rate than do physiotherapists. Thats the conclusion of a recent comparative study by researchers at UBC.

Working together to reduce workplace injuries

The Report: January / February 2001 vol.22 num.1

Members identify workload, ergonomics as key issues


Every day, each cytotechnologist at the BC Cancer Agency's Cervical Cancer Screening Program scrutinizes 85 slides, with the knowledge that each slide may carry information that could profoundly affect the life of a woman somewhere in the province.

HSA continues fight for better wages, working conditions

The Report: November / December 2000 vol.21 num.6


The health care system in the Central Vancouver Island Region continues to struggle. We can only hope that the next round of bargaining will bring substantial improvements, for the sake of the public, as well as for health care workers who have been fighting a losing battle to provide quality services under deteriorating work conditions.